Barth, 1924: The Resurrection of the Dead
Here’s Barth on resurrected life in 1924 from his commentary of 1 Corinthians entitled Resurrection of the Dead. In his reading of Paul, Barth grounds the resurrection of the human being in the central reality and revelation of meaningful existence — the resurrection of the man Jesus Christ (even here Barth has yet to speak of resurrection largely in terms of salvation history, though...
Bonhoeffer: The Christian Life for the World
Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote the following in his Ethics while working with the resistance movement undercover in the Abwehr. I believe they should give us pause before ascribing the death of Osama bin Laden or any of our responses to it to Bonhoeffer’s legacy. “Radicalism always arises from a conscious or unconscious hatred of what exists. Christian radicalism, whether it would flee the...
Barth, Election, and James Cone
Earlier this semester, I wrote a very short paper on the Barth’s doctrine of election as a possible resource for liberation theologies. In the past, liberation theologians (namely, James Cone) have spent the majority of their energies mining Barth’s 1921 Romans and early doctrine of revelation in CD I.1 for resources. While in A Black Liberation of Theology Cone does mention that...