RBT Email 1

I sent this out today to participants in the webinar but am also posting here in case anyone was not able to access the webinar enough to submit an email address. If you would like to receive these, check out the Contact page.

Stanley and I were delighted that so many of you chose to join us for our first session last week. If you’d like to revisit it or weren’t able to join the first time, you can watch it on my YouTube channel here.

Reading Barth Together: Session 1: The Task of Dogmatics & The Nature of Faith

I’ve worked with Duke Divinity School to get a larger capacity webinar license for this week (5/12@10AM EST) and the three subsequent sessions (1000 participants), so I hope that all who wish to log on will be able to join. However, if we fill up again, rest assured that we’ll be recording all of them and uploading the videos as quickly as we can. The Zoom link for this week is the same as last week. You can also find it on the Reading Barth Together post on my blog where I’ll continue to post related resources and updates. Check tomorrow for an essay on the implications of Barth’s doctrine of election on the homiletical enterprise!

Additionally, like last week, my former student Andy Rowell has offered once again to host a discussion group immediately following the webinar for those interested in further conversation. This is the link for that group.

Stanley and I look forward to y’all joining us again on Tuesday (5/12@10AM EST) for Barth’s doctrine of God (Ch. 5-9 in Dogmatics in Outline).

In Christ,


Mentioned Last Week

  • Stephen Mulhall, the Oxford Wittgensteinian
  • The Barth in Conversations series being published by Westminster John Knox:
  • My Conversations with Barth on Preaching
  • Alasdair MacIntyre’s Whose Justice? Which Rationality?
  • Eberhard Busch’s introduction to Barth’s theology The Great Passion
  • Barth’s Christology in Church Dogmatics IV.1 §59ff “The Way of the Son of God into the. Far Country”
    • for which the Leitsatz reads: “That Jesus Christ is very God is shown in His way into the far country in which He the Lord became a servant. For in the majesty of the true God it happened that the eternal Son of the eternal Father became obedient by offering and humbling Himself to be the brother of man, to take His place with the transgressor, to judge him by judging Himself and dying in his place. But God the Father raised Him from the dead, and in so doing recognised and gave effect to His death and passion as a satisfaction made for us, as our conversion to God, and therefore as our redemption from death to life.”

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