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Dogmatik im Grundriss pdf Dogmatik im Grundriss, ebook Dogmatik im Grundriss, epub Dogmatik im Grundriss, doc Dogmatik im Grundriss, e-pub Dogmatik im Grundriss, Dogmatik im Grundriss 95cbe2752bc Barth Stands Before Us As The Greatest Theologian Of The Twentieth Century, Yet The Massive Corpus Of Work Which He Left Behind, The Multi Volume Church Dogmatics, Can Seem Daunting And Formidable To Readers Today Fortunately His Dogmatics In Outline First Published In English In , Contains In Brilliantly Concentrated Form Even In Shorthand, The Essential Tenets Of His Thinking Built Around The Assertions Made In The Apostles Creed The Book Consists Of A Series Of Reflections On The Foundation Stones Of Christian Doctrine Because Dogmatics In Outline Derives From Very Particular Circumstances Namely The Lectures Barth Gave In War Shattered Germany In , It Has An Urgency And A Compassion Which Lend The Text A Powerful Simplicity Despite Its Brevity The Book Makes A Tremendous Impact, Which In This New Edition Will Now Be Felt By A Fresh Generation Of Readers


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  1. says:

    This is a classic work by one of the great theologians of the 20th century Well, the classic work is the Dogmatics but honestly, who has time to read that monster Professional theologians maybe What Barth offers here is a densely packed journey through the Apostles creed It is dense I found myself wanting to underline so much it may have been easier to underline the stuff I didn t find as intriguing As I read, I was reminded of the importance of allowing God to define who God is through revelation, rather than our vain attempts at reaching God through our own minds Further, as Barth emphasized the complete otherness of God, I was reminded how amazing the incarnation actually is Most of all, it was jarring to read this book during the rise of Trump, with so many Christians in America seemingly exchanging the morals they ve expected in leaders at least, that s what I ve been hearing for my entire life for a guy they think can win Why worry about being like Jesus, or even allowing Jesus to be front and center when we speak about God when we ve got elections to win Barth lived through the Nazi era and makes reference to Hitler and the sell out German Christians at times I do not think a Hitler is rising in America by any means Yet the theme of a country that sees itself as Christian but seems to care little for the God revealed in Jesus, or to put it another way, the temptation to put nation above God, shows up often in history We may be living through one such time For that, and simply for the fact Barth is fantastic, any and all pastors and Christians could benefit from this book.


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    It s been about a year since I first started and I have finally finished Barth s Dogmatics in Outline That makes the book sound really long, but in fact it is quite short, especially when you compare it to Barth s 13 volume Church Dogmatics Still I took a year to read it in three different installments for a series of theology classes I m going to go ahead and give this book the coveted 5 star rating, even while saying that most people probably won t want to read it Barth s wording is dense, and his thinking and terminology is so outside the box that it often took me re reading the same paragraph 2 3 times just to begin to grasp what he was getting at But when I did I was frequently blown away He has such a fresh approach to Christian theology It s quite Biblical, and even brings a lot of correction to where modern theologies have deviated from Biblical intent, yet it often feels like hearing the Biblical truth for the first time And for someone who is obviously a very intellectual thinker, Barth occasionally uses imagery that is disarmingly simple and arresting in its impact I can see now why there are so many Barth students and fans out there As I read I found myself constantly wanting to stop and tell my wife about some new insight I was getting from my reading.I can t say that I agree with Barth s approach to everything Christian, but this particular book was a great help to me and very enlightening Would I have made it through without it being assigned for homework I m not sure I can be a bit of a wuss when it comes to reading material this rigorous But I like to think the payoff would have encouraged me to keep reading, just like it did when I was doing it for homework.In the end, I have to acknowledge that this book does indeed deserve the 5 star amazing rating Short, powerful, worldview changing, and coming from perhaps one of the most important thinkers and certainly most important theologians, of the 20th century.


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    I read his Humanity of God earlier this year, and surprisingly enjoyed it So, I decided here to read his brief theology here I m glad I did It was difficult to get through at times, but worth it Unexpectedly biblical, God honoring, Christ centered, and even theologically conservative.I say surprisingly and unexpectedly above because Barth is usually known for his Neo orthodox views, and I ve heard many inside the Reformed camp which I happily settle in rightly critique this So, I always thought Barth was quite liberal in his theology But this is quiet from the case Anyone who might think that is the case, I encourage you to read this book This man cares about the gospel of Christ, and even is defending it throughout in a conservative way Moreover, at least in his work, none of his subversive Neo orthodox views arose.Barth s density of thought is unique He s a creative thinker and theologian, while reading him he reminds me of C.S Lewis with his ability to creatively think, apply, and wonder although to be clear Lewis, in my opinion, is much cleverer And I really appreciate it It s hard to read, even harder than Lewis, but maybe there just was something in the Christian water in the mid 20th century You read modern guys, even modern theologians, and they just didn t write nor think like Lewis and here like Barth There was a depth, a creativity, that we re missing.Nevertheless, it wasn t perfect I wish he emphasized somethings than he did, and thought he went off tangents at times But overall, a good concise theology.For those wondering, this book is an exposition of the Apostles Creed, so it isn t a typically set up Systematic Theology He takes the Creed phrase by phrase and explains it again, in his Lewis like creative way.Here s some quotes Anyone who hasn t read much Barth which still includes me , I encourage you to read these You ll get a taste It is noteworthy that, apart from this first expression I believe, the Confession is silent upon the subjective fact of faith Whoso means to rescue and preserve the subjective element shall lose it but whoso gives it up for the sake of the objective, shall save it By my believing I see myself completely filled and determined by this object of my faith And what interests me is not myself with my faith, but He in whom I believe And then I learn that by thinking of Him and looking to Him, my interests are also best provided for 15 16 Isn t that excellent The greatest hindrance to faith is again and again just the pride and anxiety of out human hearts We would rather to live by grace Something within us energetically rebels against it We do not wish to receive graces t best we prefer to give ourselves grace This swing to and fo between pride and anxiety is main s life 20 He who is called God in Holy Scripture is unsearchable that is, He has not been discovered by any man Bu then our talk is of Him and we speak of Him as a familiar entity, who is familiar and real than any other reality and who is nearer to us than we are to ourselves, it is not because there may have been particularly pious people who were successful in investigating this Being, but because He who was hidden from us has disclosed Himself..the Bible is not a philosophical book, but a history book, the book of God s mighty acts, in which God becomes knowable by us 38 By being the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost in His work in Jesus Christ, God is in the highest He whose nature and essence consit, whose existence is proved, in His descending into the depths, He the Merciful, who gives Himself up for His creature to the utter depths of the existence of His creature He is God in the highest Not inspire of this, not in remarkable paradoxical opposition, bu the highness of God consists in His thus descending This is His exalted nature, this His free love Anyone who wants to look up to some other height has not understood the utter otherness in God, he would still be in the tracks of the heathen, who look for God in an endlessness He is utterly other than we think our gods 40 Do you understand what monotheism in Christian faith means God knows, no the foolish delight in the number one It has nothing to do with the number one , but with this subject in His sheer uniqueness and otherness over against all others, different from all the ridiculous deities whom man invents Once the true God has been seen, the gods collapse into dust 40 The third day a new life of Jesus begins but at the same time on the third day there begins a new Aeon , a new shape of the world, after the old world has been completely done way and settled in the death of Jesus Christ Easter is the breaking in of a new time and the world in th existence of the man Jesus, who now begins a new life as the conqueror, as the victorious bearer, as the destroyer of the bydden of man s sins, which has been laid upon HIm In this altered existence of His the first community saw not only a supernatural continuation of His previous life, but an entirely new life, that of the exalted Jesus Christ, and simultaneously the beginning of a new world 122 What has occurred once for all, now stands rounded off before us in a whole series of perfects begotten, conceived, born, suffered, crucified, dead, buried, descended, rose again and now suddenly a present He sitteth on the right hand of God It is as if we had made the ascent of a mountain and had now reached the summit 124 It is the time in which the Christ is united with Christ only in faith and by the Holy Spirit it is the interim time between His earthly existence and His return in glory it is the time of the great opportunity, of the task fo the Church towards the world it is th epitome o mission As we said, it is the time of GOd s patience, in which He is waiting for the Church, and, with he Church, for the world 128 Credo ecclesiam I believe in the church means that I believe that the congregation to which I belong, in which I have been called to faith and am responsible for my faith, in which I have my service, the the one, holy, universal Church IN faith I attest that the concrete congregation to which I belong and for the life of which I am responsible, is appointed to the task of making in this place, in this form, the one, holy, universal Church visible 145 The Christian hope, which is the most revolutionary thing we are capable of thinking and beside which all other revolutions are mere blank cartridges, is a disciplined It points man to his limitations there you may hold out This Kingdom of God is coming , so you must not begin the flight to th ekingdomof God Take your place and be in your place as a true minister verb divini You can be a revolutionary, but you can also be a conservative Where this contrast between revolutionary and conservative is united in one man, where may be at once quite restless and quite at rest, where he may be with other in that way in the congregation, in which the members recognize each other in longing and in humility in the light of the divine humor, he will do what he has to do In this light all our Church action is allowed and in fact commended So the Church, waiting and hurrying, goes to meet the coming of the Lord 148 God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son Christians are messengers in Christ s stead But here in the congregation it is recognize, it is seen and experienced, what Christ is for man, for all men, in order hat witness may be borne from here 149 Would I recommend the book Not as the first theology book you d read, but he s a thinker It s also quite difficult to get through short chapters, but it s way easier to even read a 15 page Lewis chapter than a 5 page Barth chapter , but worth it.


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    Brief summary of Barth s theology, using the Apostolic Creed as a basis If only all religious thought were this rational.


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    The church as it moves into the modern culture24 April 2013 Well, first I should suggest that if you don t want to read me rambling on about nothing then you should skip this first paragraph, but then I am probably going to talk about Barth and theological writing than this book because I read this book quite some time ago and not much of its content ended up sinking into my long term memory or at least what I can withdrawal However, it is ANZAC day today so I have the day off work yay , and as well as writing a rather steamy chapter of my post modern piece of rubbish, I thought I would also write a few commentaries on Goodreads if only to try a boost the number of reviews I have written since I am currently number 4 in Australia, and have dropped down somewhat from number 2 Karl Barth was a Swiss theologian, a contemporary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which meant that he was around during World War II when the German Church faced pressure from the Nazi Regime to conform to their doctrine This lead to a break within the church and the creation of the Confessing Church which stood against the regime and its atrocities Remember that many of the hierarchs of the regime were not Christian and were interested in bringing back ancient German paganism Barth s major work is a 13 volume book called Church Dogmatics which I am unlikely to read however this work is of a cut down version that uses the Apostles Creed as a springboard for his discussions When I did read this book I found that Barth was a very inspiring writer and explore numerous areas of Christianity quite deeply, which is not surprising since he lived during one of the most violent periods of the 20th Century, having seen two world wars and two economic crises What this period symbolised was a breakdown in the modernist and enlightened ideas of the 18th and 19th century which saw the idea that humanity no longer needed God and that they could create paradise on Earth develop This changed with World War I, and I still hold the position that World War I should not be viewed outside of World War II or the events that occurred inbetween, namely because, as I have once again suggested, we see the breakdown of humanistic philosophy What we see with theologians like Barth, and later with philosophers like Lewis, is Christianity being brought into the modern world Some suggest that Francis Schaffer is returning to the fundamentalist roots that we see struggling with our own post modern world, but having read a number of his works, I see that he is also attempting to reconcile Christianity with modernism Unfortunately, humanity tends to always move faster than Christianity which, while not being a backward looking religion, tends to be less progressive These days, within the churches that I attend and I must admit that they also tend to move slowly, but this is not necessarily a bad thing because what slow movement means is that the congregation considers how they should progress, and simply rushing too fast into the progressive movement can undermine the authenticity of the church are desires to try to meet the post modern society where they are at, however they have still not understood the relative nature of post modernism, in that they are still caught up in objective doctrine, and fail to see the nature of subjectivity and opinion However, consider this, music in the church is still mostly pop rock, and while the music may be moving into the style of the 90s, the electronica of the new century is still a long way off As for me, in some ways I have probably moved forward a little than the others, but have no desire to drag or push them up to where I am because as I have suggested before blind progress can be quite destructive For instance the issue of sex before marriage is something, that if not handled correctly, can be very destructive within the congregation, and as is clear within the Bible, the people are God are not meant to be descending into orgies or prostituting themselves to the world To me, one should be able to move beyond this obsession that society has with pleasure to a disciplined and enlightened understanding of the human God relationship.


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    This is the first book by Karl Barth that I ve actually read, so I m reviewing Dogmatics in Outline avowedly as a novice in Barth s theological world This probably comes as good news to many review readers, since most people are in my shoes and haven t had a chance or a desire to navigate much of Barth s oceanic work My review in certain ways then may turn out to be helpful than a seasoned Barthian, at least in terms of understanding, bewilderment, and delight.DensityThis short book is deceptively dense Although Barth rarely employs large, unfamiliar words here aside from a few Latin phrases , much of his writing is dense and complex, both in reference and syntax He references, oftentimes implicitly, a whole constellation of theologians, world events, and his own major theological motifs Examples are Schleiermacher, National Socialism, the simultaneous divine Yes and No I found myself having to reread sections to start to pick up on what he was getting at Sometimes I felt as if Barth wasn t looking me in the eyes as he spoke That he was looking past me and passionately commenting on what he saw, and that I, being unable to turn around and see it, could only grasp at what was there.Sitz im LebenThis book is also shaped by the pressures and exigencies of its time Barth says as much in the foreword, that it smacks of a document of our time p 8 It was given amidst the ruins of the University of Bonn soon after World War 2 and you can almost feel this setting as you read This setting is appropriate Barth lecturing among the ruins of the past From what I ve read in other places, Barth s whole theological enterprise was a reaction to, and at times a repudiation of, events surrounding him the failure of liberal Protestant theology, German idealism, natural theology, the World Wars John Webster says that Barth was always occasional and often polemical directed to particular turns in the life and thinking of the church, concerned with clarifying the gospel now So here again there is the possibility of getting lost without a guide because his now is not our now If you haven t read anything on Barth, you probably want to before jumping into the deep end Roger Olson s chapter on Neo orthodoxy in The Story of Christian Theology and Hans K ng s chapter on Barth in Great Christian Thinkers helped me find my bearings I also plan to read John Webster s book Barth soon for a comprehensive overview of this theological titan.PoignancyDespite the first two potential hindrances, this is a beautiful and moving book Barth speaks with passion and poetry and at the same time with a disarming familiarity He alternates between rigorous professor and reassuring grandfather Some examples Once we have realized this, this one God, this subject in His sheer uniqueness and otherness over against all others, different from all the ridiculous deities whom man invents, we can only laugh, and there is a laugh running through the Bible at these figures p 40 We do not exist in any kind of gloomy uncertainty we exist through the God who was gracious to us before we existed at all p 71 Where a mighty matter is involved, we must not come along, crying Quiet, quiet, dear little one But the strife must be inexorably carried on to a finish p 86 The Church is not of the opinion , it does not have views , convictions, enthusiasm It believes and confesses, that is, it speaks and acts on the basis of the message based on God Himself in Christ And that is why all Christian teaching, comfort, and exhortation is a fundamental and conclusive comfort p 87 God has come into our life in its utter unloveliness and frightfulness p 109 We must not sit among non Christians like melancholy owls, but in a certainty about our goal, which surpasses all other certainty p 132 The Church is not a snail that carries its little house on its back and is so well off in it, that only now and then it sticks out its feelers, and then thinks that the claim of publicity has been satisfied The Church lives by its commission as herald p 147 Certainly these quotes aren t the substance of the book, but reading these may give you a sense of what kind of feeling permeates the whole.ImportanceThe last point I want to bring up about this book is its importance to anyone wanting to get some firsthand exposure to Barth Many people have said that Barth was the greatest theologian of the 20th century, so it seems smart to me to at least get acquainted with him However, most of his works are too long, too abstract, or too specific to get a handle on Dogmatics in Outline is a welcomed change It s a loose commentary on the Apostles Creed which actually functions as a springboard into his larger body of work.On the one hand, Barth warns against substituting Dogmatics in Outline for the massive thirteen volumes of Church Dogmatics Everything in this Outline is treated very concisely Many important problems of dogmatics are mentioned only briefly or not at all Therefore, reading this book cannot take the place of studying the Dogmatik At best it can inspire and initiate that study p 6 And yet on the other hand he realizes the entrance it provides into his other works When I finally yielded to the pressure put upon me by the representatives of the Verlag Zollikon, I did so thinking that what I had produced might in this looser form serve to explain things which I had elsewhere expressed strictly and compactly but, for that very reason perhaps, less noticeably and less accessibly for all p 8 It s interesting to note that these two comments on his work, although appearing two pages apart in the book, were actually given by Barth twelve years apart The first one I quoted which appears first in the book is from March 1959 The second one I quoted is from February 1947, only half a year after the lectures were given Take that how you will Maybe Barth changed his mind Still, I m glad this remains an option today.


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    I do not wish to be uncharitable towards former generations attempts to name the divine However, this book is representative of an approach to faith that is rooted in insecure and un self aware power dynamics Religious people would do well to altogether abandon Barth s approach to faith and theology and to happily admit that 1 we have no idea what is True and 2 that our faith is important to us because we are vulnerable humans and need to believe in something larger than ourselves so that we feel okay And now I m going to have some tea and lemon cake.


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    Read very slowly over many months A wonderful little intro to Barth s theology by way of an exposition of the Apostles Creed Some parts profound and beautiful others a little esoteric and hard to follow Regardless, a great little book.


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    Not the best read for a morning devotional Though short in stature, quite dense in content Encompasses an in depth look at the Apostle s Creed I imagine a second read over the passages I underlined would generate a formidable experience.


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    A few thoughts while reading Barth s text 1 Leonardo wants you to be present at The Last Supper.2 Roman Catholicism led me astray.3 Socrates was right when he said something like, Life is a preparation for death 4 The life of Jesus is historical fact and not myth.5 If one doesn t enjoy life, one can t experience the joy of the resurrection.6 T.S Eliot and John Updike make a lot of sense.7 Kierkegaard isn t the be all end all There are others.8 Bergman, Bresson, Malick, Tarkovsky are the Big Four.9 I need images of Dostoevsky and Kierkegaard as reminders.10 We live in redeemed time the kingdom of God is within us.11 We all share humiliation.12 Sages artists, philosophers, and saints are signposts I love Wilson, Coltrane, Dostoevsky, Kafka, Genet, M Robinson, Vollmann, and Beckett for their guidance.


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