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Barth’s Restoration of Christianity

(Original title: Barthova reštauračná interpretácia kresťanstva)
Filozofia, 48 (1993), 1, 3-9.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The paper is an evaluation of Barth's attempt to overcome the crisis in theology and church, which became apparent after the 2-nd world war. The author appreciates Barth's protest against liberal theology, bud he finds it defensive and restoration oriented. On author's view, this is an effect of Barth's "suprahistorical" and thus ahistorical attitude to the problem. The author agrees with Barth on his request, that the exegesis of the Scriptures should not be stopped with the results of historical-critical method; at the same time, he finds Barth's efforts in penetrating to "eternal Spirit of the Scriptures” and in interpreting it theologically, obcsure. Barth made too simply the difficult and up to now unresolved problem of the crisis in theology and church; therefore his theology is but an expression of the theological crisis and not the "theology of crisis" in the sense of ordeal, which afflicted all churches and from which there is no way out as yet.

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