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Karl Barth is considered to be one of few who were important theologians, such as Thomas Aquinas, Jean Calvin, and Friedrich Schleiermacher.  He is the author of “The Barmen Declaration” and the intellectual leader of the German Confessing Church.Born on May 10, 1886 in Switzerland, Karl Barth was the eldest of his parents, Fritz and Anna Katharina Barth.  His father happened to be a Swiss reformed minister, and around age 18, Karl decided to follow in the same footsteps, and began to study theology at the University of Bern, and continued his studies in Germany at the universities of Berlin, Tübingen, and Margurg.  After Karl Barth’s ordination, from 1909-1911, he became the pastor, and served in Geneva, as well as a village in Safenwill after Geneva until 1921.  Barth got married in 1913 to Nelly Hoffman, with whom he had five kids, four sons and one daughter.His visit to Christoph Frederick Blumhardt, Lutheran pastor and theologian, helped bring about the reality of Christ’s resurrection; this deeply influenced his theology.  In 1919, from his realization on the resurrection of Christ came Barth’s Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans.  Here, he discussed things that had been tucked away in liberal theology.  “Barth wrote of the ‘crisis,’ that is, God’s judgment under which all the world stood; he pounded on the theme of God’s absolute sovereignty, of his complete freedom in initiating his revelation in Jesus Christ.”  Six revised editions came in 1922.  Karl Barth’s theology became known as “dialectical theology” or “the theology of crisis”, which began a new trend of neo-orthodoxy in Protestant theology.In 1931, the first book of Church Dogmatics, was published, and over the years extended to 12 parts, divided into 4 volumes.  Barth’s theology was known for the emphasis of God’s transcendence.  Through all of Karl Barth’s movements, the outcome was that theologians came to regard the Bible in a more serious manner.

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