Event Title

What the Church Can Learn from Karl Barth About “Reforming” in 2017

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McKenna 111

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Day of Common Learning

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Karl Barth (1886-1968), a socialist pastor and Swiss Reformed theologian, is often known as one of the theological giants in 20th century Protestant European theology. In our U.S. context, where we are daily becoming more and more aware of just how captive white Christian churches are to colonial frameworks and white supremacist ideologies, Karl Barth’s theology offers the distinctive contribution of conceiving of the gospel in a way that precludes its cultural captivity to any and all ideological interpretations of faith in Christ. In so doing, his theology offers an alternative vision for the identity of the church in a world facing constant upheaval.

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Oct 18th, 1:00 PM

What the Church Can Learn from Karl Barth About “Reforming” in 2017

McKenna 111

Karl Barth (1886-1968), a socialist pastor and Swiss Reformed theologian, is often known as one of the theological giants in 20th century Protestant European theology. In our U.S. context, where we are daily becoming more and more aware of just how captive white Christian churches are to colonial frameworks and white supremacist ideologies, Karl Barth’s theology offers the distinctive contribution of conceiving of the gospel in a way that precludes its cultural captivity to any and all ideological interpretations of faith in Christ. In so doing, his theology offers an alternative vision for the identity of the church in a world facing constant upheaval.