Barth Bite for Tuesday March 15, 2016

I found this sentence in the small print section I read today:
“Man in the Bible is the being for whom, whether he knows it or not, it is necessary and essential to desire God; and he is the being who by his creation is capable of this.” – Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics, Volume III.2, The doctrine of Creation, page 413

Barth Bite for Saturday March 12, 2016

I simply cannot imagine the eagerness with which thousands of my Facebook family, friends, and followers have awaited a Barth Bite, only to be grievously disappointed by not finding one since March 7. So today I want to reward your curiosity and perseverance with the following bite:
“The Greek conception of the soul as a second and higher ‘part,’ as an imperishable, if possible pre-existent, and in any case immortal spiritual substance of human reality, contrasted with the body as its lower and mortal part–the conception of the soul as a captive in the prison of its body, is quite unbiblical.” – Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics, Volume III.2, The Doctrine of Creation, page 378.

Barth Bite for Saturday February 27, 2016

“To the extent that we withhold and conceal ourselves, and therefore do not move any more out of ourselves to know others and to let ourselves be known by them, our existence is inhuman, even though in all other respects we exist at the highest level of humanity.” – Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics, Volume III.2 The Doctrine of Creation, page 251