Karl Barth
b. May 10, 1886 – d. December 10, 1968 • Author • Protestant • Theologian
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Barth, Karl
Barth, Karl (1886–1968), Protestant theologian. He was the son of Fritz Barth (1856–1912), Professor of NT Theology at Berne. After studying at Berne, Berlin, *Tübingen, and *Marburg, Karl Barth began as a minister at Geneva (1909–11) and was then for ten years (1911–21) pastor at Safenwil (Aargau).
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
Barth, Karl
Barth, Karl (1886–1968)Born on May 10, 1886 in Basel, Switzerland, the son of Fritz Barth and Anna Sartorius, Barth spent his youth in Bern and attended the Free Gymnasium, Showing a keen interest in historical and military matters. Encouraged by the minister under whom he was confirmed, Barth studied
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
Barth, Karl
Barth, Karl. Karl Barth (1886–1968) was a German theologian who studied at Berne, Berlin, Tübingen, and Marburg. He ministered at Geneva from 1901 to 1911. After a ten-year pastorate at Safenwil, Switzerland, Barth was appointed to the chair of Reformed theology at the University of Göttingen (1921).
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Barth, Karl (1886–1968)
Barth, Karl (1886–1968)Swiss Reformed theologian. Barth was born on 10 May 1886 in Basle. His parents were Johann Friedrich (‘Fritz’) Barth, a pastor and professor, and Ana Katharina, née Sartorius. Both of Barth’s grandfathers were pastors in Basle. On the eve of his confirmation in 1902, Barth resolved
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Barth, Karl
Barth, KarlKarl Barth in 1965.Horst Tappe/EB Inc.(1886–1968). The leading Protestant theologian of the 20th century was Karl Barth. His distinctive contribution was a radical change in the direction of theology from a 19th-century orientation toward progress and from optimistic liberalism to an
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Barth, Karl
Barth, Karl (1886–1968). Pastor and theologian of the Reformed church of Switzerland and one of the most important theologians of the twentieth century, the founder of dialectical or neo-orthodox theology. Born in Basel, Switzerland, he was reared in a family with a high degree of education. His two
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Barth, Karl
Barth, KarlKarl Barth (1886–1968) was born at Basel in Switzerland. His home background anchored him to a love of the Bible, and his confirmation class (1901–1902) also engaged positively with philosophical objections to Christianity. He studied initially at Bern, all the while wondering whether historical
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Barth, Karl
Barth, Karl (1886–1968). Author of the monumental Church Dogmatics, a profoundly influential Protestant systematic theology, Karl Barth rose to importance in Europe after the 1919 publication of his Römerbrief, a commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, which called the church back to the key themes
Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition
Barth, Karl
Barth, Karl (1886–1968). Influential Swiss theologian and leader of *dialectical theology, known for, among other things, his opposition to liberalism, his emphatic Christocentrism and his fresh approach to *revelation. He began his career as a pastor, serving the Swiss community of Safenwil (1911–1921).
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Karl Barth
TheologiansKarl BarthCourageous theologian“Faith is awe in the presence of the divine incognito; it is the love of God that is aware of the qualitative difference between God and man and God and the world.”“The gospel is not a truth among other truths. Rather, it sets a question mark against
Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
Barth, Karl
Barth, KarlMore than most theologians in the Reformed tradition, Karl Barth (1886–1968) was deeply influenced by Luther. The index volume to Barth’s Church Dogmatics contains more references to Luther than to any other theologian. Barth’s famous Christocentrism was greatly indebted to Luther even though
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Barth, Karl
Barth, Karl (1886–1968). A Reformed theologian, arguably the most influential of the twentieth century, whose development from liberalism to (so-called neo-) orthodoxy and beyond represents the ongoing struggle between Christian faith and modern culture.Ordained in 1908, Barth was immersed in the turmoil