Concordia Theological Monthly

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theology, barth, dogmatics, science, cosmos, faith, prolegomena, revelation, christian, lutheran, reformed

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


In a former article I pointed out by way of introduction that Karl Barth by his raking cognizance of both exegesis and church history ranks rightfully above most of his contemporaries as a dogmatician of stature. In the present article I shall try to examine Barth's opinion on the subjects of theology and dogmatics more specifically. We shall find that Barth takes a position on the matter of prolegomena very close to that of the 16th- and 17th-cenrury Lutheran and Reformed teachers, that his position is in the main both Scriptural and sane. Here, although we shall perhaps discern nothing very outstanding in what he says and advocates, we shall find him to diverge very radically from most of his contemporaries. It will be up to us, after studying his views on prolegomena and dogmatics, to judge whether he himself has followed his own principles successfully.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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1 Corinthians 2:6; 1 Timothy 4:6; Romans 6:7; 2 Timothy 3:16;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars