Karl Barth’s Dogmatics in 14 Volumes for $99 has Shipped!

I ordered this back when I first heard about it.  $99 for Barth’s Dogmatics?  Brilliant!  And now it’s been shipped earlier than expected!  Brillianter!

I’ve read through the CD a couple of times- years back now- and gave my old set to a Seminary student who lacked the funds to acquire it (gosh I’m nice!).  So it’s high time to read through it again.  Let’s see, a volume a month plus a bit and I’ll be through it again in a year.

It’s hardback people!  You can’t beat the price.  And Barth, for all his many faults, is still so stimulating.

6 thoughts on “Karl Barth’s Dogmatics in 14 Volumes for $99 has Shipped!

  1. Doug 20 Oct 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Hmmmm, Let’s see, a volume a month plus preaching and pastoring plus reading all those other books, and I think you mean a volume every other month of so.

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    • Jim 20 Oct 2010 at 4:55 pm

      nah one a month + is easily doable.

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  2. Mark Stevens 20 Oct 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I know someone who read them through in a year! Freak!

    They are brilliant. I wish more people took the time to understand barth.

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    • Jim 20 Oct 2010 at 5:04 pm

      understanding barth is pretty simple barth = calvin + origen.

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  3. Emerson Fast 20 Oct 2010 at 10:57 pm

    What I love about reading Barth is his endless respect and willingness to comment on, and learn from the theologians of all the previous centuries. Who else quotes Peter Lombard and Buddeus in the same excursus (and that frequently)? Love this guy. He puts all of the whiny/lazy NPP folk who “don’t have time” to expand their reading beyond their own books and a few rabbinic documents to shame.

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  4. Frank Emanuel 21 Oct 2010 at 2:16 am

    I thought that was a pretty good price too. But then I think – where the hack can I fit them? I’ve ordered about 6 books, this week alone, for my thesis and I’ve run out of space a long time ago. And apparently my practice of stacking all my thesis texts on the mantle while I’m writing (what I did for my masters) is not going to fly with the wife this time around??? I thought it was attractive, and I could make just enough piles so that I could keep things organized and flowing. I’m thinking Barth will be a post-doc treat even though the Calvinist aspects grate against my Methodist sensibilities (my roots are Pentecostal after all).

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