Daily Archives: 26 Nov 2016

Karl Barth Wasn’t Always A Very Careful Thinker

For instance, he completely missed the meaning of Melanchthon’s “hoc est Christum cognoscere beneficia eius cognoscere”.

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The only way Barth could assert what he asserted is if he wasn’t a clear thinker or understanding reader.  But Barth was not always a clear thinker.

Why Donald Trump’s Grandfather Was Driven out of Germany

Bottom line- he was a draft dodger and the German State had no interest in his presence.  It seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the proverbial tree does it.

From Jesus to his First Followers: Continuity and Discontinuity

54589From Jesus to His First Followers examines to what extent early Christian groups were in continuity or discontinuity with respect to Jesus. Adriana Destro and Mauro Pesce concentrate on the transformation of religious practices. Their anthropological-historical analysis focuses on the relations between discipleship and households, on the models of contact with the supernatural world, and on cohabitation among distinct religious groups. The book highlights how Matthew uses non-Jewish instruments of legitimation, John reformulates religious experiences through symbolized domestic slavery, Paul adopts a religious practice diffused in Roman-Hellenistic environments. The book reconstructs the map of early Christian groups in the Land of Israel and explains their divergences on the basis of an original theory of the local origin of Gospels’ information.

Katharina Luther

The film.

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Quote of the Day

English: Rudolf_Bultmann Deutsch: Rudolf_Bultmann

“God is not at the disposal of a seeing that is outside of God, for there is no outside of God. Thus, seeing God cannot be objective. Any seeing of God that would be interested only in the seeing would not be a seeing of God; for a seeing of God that did not see God’s significance, and specifically God’s significance for me as the one doing the seeing, would not be a seeing of God, who cannot be seen at all except as the one who demands and judges, gives and shows mercy, precisely in relation to me” (Bultmann)