Reviews of Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas
Tweets from November 2009 to May 2011 mostly on Barth, Bonhoeffer, Newbigin, Yoder, Hauerwas, mission, church and the New Testament

Barth on Exegesis, Dogmatics, and Practical Theology

"Exactly halfway between exegesis and practical theology stands dogmatics, or more comprehensively expressed, systematic theology." Karl Barth, Dogmatics in Outline, p. 12. 

Thanks, Barth.  I had been wondering how I got here.  I guess I had been walking back and forth between the two sides and I must have sat down in the middle at some point.  You make systematic theology sound interested in Scripture and the practical--what a concept.

Note: Dogmatics in Outline are lectures Barth gave in Bonn, Germany in 1946.  The translation by G. T. Thomson is a little clunky.  It was his translation of Church Dogmatics I.1 that was later retranslated.

 

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