May 10, 1886|
|Died||December 10, 1968 (aged 82)
|Notable work||The Epistle to the Romans
|Spouse(s)||Nelly Hoffmann (1893-1976)|
|Children||Markus Barth and four others|
|Tradition or movement||Reformed
|Notable ideas||Dialectical theology
Faith in God's revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo.
It is always the case that when the Christian looks back, he is looking at the forgiveness of sins.
Religion is the possibility of the removal of every ground of confidence except confidence in God alone.
No one can be saved – in virtue of what he can do. Everyone can be saved – in virtue of what God can do.
Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God as other teachers of religion do. He is himself the way.
It may be that when the angels go about their task praising God, they play only Bach. I am sure, however, that when they are together en famille they play Mozart.
Jews have God's promise and if we Christians have it, too, then it is only as those chosen with them, as guests in their house, that we are new wood grafted onto their tree.
Whether the angels play only Bach praising God, I am not quite sure. I am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart.
Man can certainly flee from God… but he cannot escape him. He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God, but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal love of God which triumphs even in his hate.