Posted by: austend | Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Phrases from Barth

Karl Barth, the theologian of the Neo-Orthodox position, did have some good things to say. I found a few thought-provoking phrases in a book I read about him:

Describing Christ’s incarnation:

“The Way of the Son of God into the Far Country”
A “Condescension Inconceivably Tender”

Describing Christ’s death:

“The Judge Judged in Our Place”


“Love is a determination of the whole human being.”

“Life is a temporary loan from God.”
“We live with the knowledge that we must die.”

Source: Mangina, Joseph. Karl Barth Theologian of Christian Witness. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2004. Pages 124, 131, 151. {Here}

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