Barth, CD I/1 10:51 am
"recall John the Baptist in Grünewald's Crucifixion, especially his prodigious index finger"
"could anyone point away from himself more impressively & completely?"
"we do the Bible poor and unwelcome honour if we equate it directly with this other, with revelation itself"
"the direct identification between revelation and the Bible... takes place... when & where the biblical word becomes God's Word"
"thus in the event of God's Word revelation and the Bible are indeed one, and literally so"
"on the one hand Deus dixit, on the other Paulus dixit. These are two different things"
barth's gospel - http://goo.gl/kLwpR
"[the act of revelation] is the condition which conditions all things without itself being conditioned"
"to say revelation is to say: the Word became flesh" btw, I apologize (sort of) for the tweets. the practice is proving helpful for me, but I feel badly about cluttering your feed...
(2) "... both renounce any foundation apart from that which God has given once and for all by speaking."
(1) "As the Bible bears witness to God's revelation and as Church proclamation takes up this witness in obedience..."
"[the Word of God] is one and the same whether we understand it as revelation, Bible or proclamation"
"the revealed Word of God we know only from the Scriptures adopted by Church proclamation"
"the written Word of God we know only through the revelation which fulfills proclamation"
"the preached Word of God we know only through the revelation attested in Scripture"
"revelation, Scripture, proclamation : Father, Son, Holy Spirit"
"the Word of God has natural force too. but primarily & preeminently & decisively it has the simple spiritual power of truth."
"He is Lord of the wording of His Word. He is not bound to it but it to Him. He can use it or not use it..."
"what Holy Scripture proclaims as His Word can be proclaimed in a new wording as His Word so long as it is He Himself who speaks..."
"when God's Word is heard & proclaimed, something takes place that for all our hermeneutical skill cannot be brought about by [it]"
"this is also and especially true of preaching among both coloured and white heathens" say what?