Karl Barth: It’s a Relationship With Jesus!

A commonly heard saying amongst modern day evangelicals is, “Christianity is not a religion, it is a relationship with Jesus Christ.” I don’t know that Karl Barth would agree with this entire statement, but I have to believe that he would give a resounding “Yes!” to the statement “It is a relationship with Jesus Christ.”… Continue reading Karl Barth: It’s a Relationship With Jesus!

Karl Barth: Scripture; The Core of Election Hermeneutic

Building off of our previous studies of Barth’s doctrine of Scripture we must now look to what one other commentator on Barth had to say concerning the framework upon which Barth builds his doctrine of Election; namely, Douglas R. Sharp in his well studied book “The Hermeneutics of Election: The Significance of the Doctrine in… Continue reading Karl Barth: Scripture; The Core of Election Hermeneutic

Karl Barth and Holy Scripture in the Gottingen Dogmatics Vol. 1

I understand that this is an earlier work of Barth prior to the Church Dogmatics and does not necessarily represent his mature views of theology, but I found it helpful nonetheless in understanding how he grounds his doctrine of election on Scripture as we saw earlier. This also shows us where he differs from what… Continue reading Karl Barth and Holy Scripture in the Gottingen Dogmatics Vol. 1

Karl Barth and Scripture’s Witness to the Gracious Election: CD II.2 ps.3-5

What did Karl Barth have to say about his use of Scripture in forming his doctrine of election? “As strictly as possible we have let our questions be dictated by the answers which are already present in the revelation of God attested in Holy Scripture.” (CD II.2 pg.3) I do not have the volumes of… Continue reading Karl Barth and Scripture’s Witness to the Gracious Election: CD II.2 ps.3-5