Karl Barth (1886-1968) was born in Basel and received his theological training in Germany. After 12 years as a pastor of Swiss Reformed churches in two small towns in Switzerland, he began to write. His work on a commentary in Romans marked the beginning of his departure from his liberal training. He further refined his thoughts, developing a total theological system. In it he emphasized God's holiness, his incomprehensibility to the human mind and his sovereign grace. He then began teaching this new theology in European universities. A major framer of the Barmen declaration, in 1935 he was forced to flee from Nazi Germany to Basel.
Center for Barth Studies
Sponsored by Princeton Theological Seminary, contains numerous papers and links.
Island of Freedom - Karl Barth
A short biography of Karl Barth.
Links to 6 scholarly articles by and about Barth.
An article from the Dictionary of Modern Western Theology.
Karl Barth - Wikipedia article
Information about the life and work of this modern theologian including his main work: Church Dogmatics.
Nazism and Communism
A letter by Karl Barth.
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