Karl Barth’s Romans Commentary

I begin teaching Romans on Monday.  Looking back through Barth’s commentary reminds me of its devasting and renewing power.  He powerfully employs dialectic and paradox to speak of God, Jesus, the gospel, the cross, and faith.

A paradox of the cruciform God: “God gives life only through death” (p. 105).

A paradox of the cross: “The cross is the bridge which creates a chasm and the promise which sounds a warning” (p. 112).

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