As the heavens above the earth

In some parts, Barth could be really dense and tedious; but in other parts his words were sublime: “The Word of God is above dogma as the heavens are above the earth.” (I/1, 266) Hence Church Dogmatics and not Church Dogmas for the title of his series, as dogmatics is defined as an unfinished and never-ending enquiry of Church dogmas in relation to the sovereign and free Word of God. Theology is not simply a preservative task, but it must always be constructive as well. True to his definition, Barth didn’t manage to finish his Church Dogmatics.


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