Barth CD I/2 12:08 am
"it is not the acuity & depth, nor even the holiness of the Christian which builds the Church, but only the Word of God"
"without the No the Yes would obviously not be a Yes, but a Yes & No; perhaps Yes, perhaps No, but certainly not the [decisive] Yes"
"the confessional documents of the Reformation must be regarded not as theological ordinances but as the trumpet call of a herald"
"for those who confess... because of its publicity, they are led into a struggle, into suffering & into temptation"
barth on confessions, conversations, confutations & theological treachery. feisty stuff. http://goo.gl/lGg5x
"the churches of india & china may ask what have we to do w/ the heresies to which the dogma of the european churches is an answer?"
"there is a notorious connexion, even a unity, between the heresies of every age & place"
"since the Reformation and the time immediately after there has never been a new confession in the Protestant sphere"