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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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For anyone in a hurry to be up to date, there is much information packed into many lively essays by scholars who are experts in conflict resolution, Barthian studies, and mission in different contexts, including the United States, the Middle East, India and what one biographical note delightfully embraces as, "the Non Western World".
The topics range widely, from the discussion of specific Old Testament texts related to the theme of mission, to later (New Testament, Reformation, Barthian) use of such texts, and the application of a biblical theology of mission to the contemporary situation.
A lifelong reader of Karl Barth, Updike is nonetheless not a strict Barthian as much as he is an explorer of Barth's limits, and so he should not be expected to give Christian readers a literary equivalent of Barth's theology.
In volume two I argued that Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich belonged more fully to the liberal tradition than to neo-orthodoxy, and in The Barthian Revolt in Modern Theology (2000) I emphasized the liberal aspects of Barthian theology.
Originally a lecture course at the University of Berlin, Creation and Fall takes explicitly as its method "theological exposition," an approach that was not well received by Bonhoeffer's peers, due both to its Barthian overtones and to the incompatibility of such a method to the well-defined norms of academic theology.
Hans Frei, as a priest of the Episcopal Church, might not have been surprised at the distinctively Roman Catholic turn in Loughlin's Barthian narrativism.
This is the way Barthian and Derridean post-structuralism's helped me the most as a fiction writer: once I'm done with the thing, I'm basically dead, and probably the text's dead; it becomes simply language, and language lives not just in but through the reader.
However, if God's revelation in Christ and Radhakrishnan's intuitive experience are two distinct interpretive lenses through which the religions are to be viewed, this divergence of standpoints raises the important question of the possibility of dialogue between a proponent of Radhakrishnan's views and a Barthian. In dealing with this question, we shall (a) outline Radhakrishnan's distinction between the religion of the Spirit and the historical religions, then (b) discuss some recent interpretations of Barth's theology not as "exclusivist" but as a form of "committed pluralism," and, finally, examine the implications of our results in (a) and (b) for interreligious understanding.
Since the publication of Bruce McCormack's essay on election in The Cambridge Companion to Karl Barth (2000), interpretation of the doctrine of election has been at the center of a vigorous debate within Barthian scholarship.
(4) In fact, Lambert perverts Barthian theology for self-serving, duplicitous purposes, and recognizing this theological deception provides an important key to recognizing his true character and purposes.
Jose Miguez-Bonino (who claims to have been tagged over the years a conservative, a revolutionary, a Barthian, a liberal, a catholic, a moderate, and a liberationist" but prefers to call himself an evangelico) (27) and David Ramfrez, a Church of God (Pentecostal) theologian, were two of the plenary speakers.