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 (bärt, bärth), Karl 1886-1968.
Swiss Protestant theologian who advocated a return to the principles of the Reformation and the teachings of the Bible. His published works include Church Dogmatics (1932-1968).

Barth′i·an adj.


(ˈbɑːtɪən; -θɪən)
(Literary & Literary Critical Movements) of or relating to Karl Barth, or his ideas
(Literary & Literary Critical Movements) a person who supports or believes in the ideas of Karl Barth
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The standard Barthian narrative has it that modern theology, hatched by Schleiermacher in his 1799 Speeches, was not equipped to protect Christian theology from the dangers of modernity.
In the new ecumenical reflections on catholicity I discern a Barthian input even though this is unacknowledged and indirect.
Missio Dei at Willingen had a strong Barthian implication of mission as the work of the Triune God--indeed, a veritable missionary God.
Keller's relationship with Barth was always stimulating but critical; Keller sought a middle way between what he saw as Barthian quietism on one side and radical activism on the other.
At the same time, many theologically astute leaders, who reject biblical literalism, believe that the ELCA's three-fold constitutional description of the Word of God (the person of Jesus Christ, the proclamation of Christ, and the Bible) reflects a Barthian, neo-orthodox theology instead of a faithful articulation of a Lutheran understanding of the Word of God.
Scratching the Barthian Itch: A Theological Reading of John Updike's Roger's Version.
A keen Barthian, Miller always knew he had to deal with "the totally Other" (Soren Kierkegaard/Karl Barth).
The second of five sections of the collection, in which Monzo rewrites myths and fairy tales through a contemporary, thus cynical, lens, reveals Monzo's Barthian influence.
22) Within the Christian social movement, then, Barthian thinking made no headway.
The Barthian abolition of the authorial voice from writing reinforces the innovative practices of avant-garde artists opening up for the "textual excess" in (post)modernist poetics, though some postmodernist practitioners interpret otherwise.
the apocalyptic, Barthian reading that views "Yoder's radically apocalyptic conception of history against the tendencies toward historical closure [that some see] exemplified in Hauerwas's church"; (9)
Understood this way, intermedial analysis is just one type of re-knowing (Wiedererkennen), which, on the other hand, includes the danger that the analyst can get lost in the pre-, hyper-, and archtexts, as was the case years ago in the application of the theory of Barthian intertextuality to literary interpretation.