Barth CD I/1 8:05 am
"in my work one is compelled as believer & theologian to do the impossible, namely, to jump over one's own shadow"
(3) "...a stimulation by the inner life, a basing of man's whole life on this mystery that is beyond himself"
(2) "...a making present of remote times, an obedience, a decision, a halting before the mystery..."
(1) "as man knows God's Word... there takes place an understanding, a personal involvement, an acceptance, an assent, an approval..."
"if [we] think we can handle the Word and faith like capital at our disposal, we simply prove that we have neither the Word nor faith"
"when we have them, we do not regard them as a possession but strain after them, hungering & thirsting, & for that reason blessed"
"faith is not one of the various capacities of man, whether native or acquired. capacity for the Word of God is not among these"
"the possibility of faith as it is given to man in the reality of faith... is loaned to man by God, and loaned exclusively for use"
"in faith man is capable of receiving God's Word... the Word of God is now the W heard by him & he is now the man addressed by this W"
barth & the soggy bottom boys. exclusively available at starbucks.
"he has not come to faith; faith has come to him through the Word. he has not adopted faith; faith has been granted him through the W"
"the Word of God becomes knowable by making itself known"
"what we had in view... should now have become provisionally comprehensible in all its incomprehensibility" hmm...
"even and precisely in the depths of unbelief faith hears the new summons to faith"
"to the extent another standard is applied here and not the Word of God itself, only confusion and destruction can result"
"this supreme authority which addresses the Church... is the free Bible, the Bible that remains free in face of all interpretation"
"we cannot speak as prophets or apostles. we cannot speak with the full assurance of the biblical witness: 'we beheld his glory'"
"the Word of God is above dogma as the heavens are above the earth"
"for the sake of dogma, dogmatics must deal with dogmas" :)