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As N.T.Wright is to MFA, so Karl Barth is to me.
Dec 29th, 2015 at 1:16pm
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The big difference is that I recognize the problems in trying to align his Neo-Orthodoxy with historical orthodox theology. And, unlike Wright, who I  consider to be heretical , but of whom there has never been so much as a breath of scandal in his private life, there are questions about his private life. That  said, I was drawn to him long before I even dreamed of being a Christian, primarily because of his principled stand against the Nazis. In the process, I became exposed to his theology. And I find myself attracted to his insistence on a Transcendent Unknowable God, only available to us through Scripture, though he sees it as The History of The Word of God rather than The Word itself.... I have never been able to wrap my head around this difference .

Anyway, here is an article from a group of apologetic sites, which I consider one of the best on the web, from Limeyland, which calls for a re-evaluation of Barth by evangelicals. It does not convince me, but does add to my attraction to much of his theology.

http://www.ukapologetics.net/karlbarth.html
  

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Interesting. There's a fair bit I like about Barth. I think Wright was significantly influenced by Barth.
  

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Can't honestly say I know much of his theology.
  

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Re: As N.T.Wright is to MFA, so Karl Barth is to me.
Reply #3 - Dec 29th, 2015 at 5:29pm
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MikeGlosterIII wrote on Dec 29th, 2015 at 1:16pm:
...Scripture, though he sees it as The History of The Word of God rather than The Word itself.... I have never been able to wrap my head around this difference .


Because the "Word of God" is living and breathing and cannot be limited to a book. God speaks through scripture but his "Word" is not limited to words on pages. And again, scripture itself says that Jesus is the Word.
  

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