Thursday, March 13, 2014

QOTD: Barth

According to Karl Barth...

In case you can't figure out who they are, I'll let the man speak for himself:

"To a great extent, Bultmann has only himself to blame if he gives the impression of being concerned mainly to do battle for a more modern world view against the ancient or mythological view, particularly against its survival in the Church, its theology, and preaching. He looks like a rationalist with the austere Marburg passion for sincerity! A new David Friedrich Strauss! ... Away with superstition! We are children of the enlightenment. We use electric light and the radio. How can we believe in the New Testament world of spirits and miracles? These things simply aren't compatible! -- such is the somewhat chilly note which Bultmann often strikes." (Kerygma and Myth vol. 2, 117)

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