A Shorter Commentary on Romans by Karl Barth (Barth Studies) by Maico M. Michielin

By Maico M. Michielin

First released in 1959, Karl Barth's "A Shorter statement on Romans" originated because the manuscript for a process extra-mural lectures held in Basle in the course of the wintry weather of 1940-41. in this time, Barth endured to withstand the Nazi regime and its impression at the Reformed Church as he did while he used to be in Bonn. This reissue of Barth's "A Shorter remark on Romans" hyperlinks to the renewed curiosity this present day in a 'theological' interpretation of Scripture. according to the fashionable preoccupation with what lies at the back of the textual content (the author's context), and to a postmodern preoccupation with what lies in entrance of the textual content (the reader's context), either theologians and biblical students are asking the subsequent questions: 'What is the connection among the biblical textual content, interpreter and God? Can the Bible be learn either as an historic rfile and as a textual content that speaks to us this day, and if this is the case, how can it do so?' Barth's commentarial perform as exemplified in "A Shorter observation on Romans" solutions those questions. This ebook is gifted in elements: first, an advent via Maico Michielin assisting readers comprehend Barth's theological exegetical method of analyzing Scripture and exhibiting readers find out how to enable Scripture tackle theological and moral matters for at the present time; the most physique of the booklet then follows - the republication of the unique English translation via D.H. van Daalen of Barth's "A Shorter remark on Romans".

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Marcion, the famous heretic, also affirmed that he knew the Epistle only in this shorter form, though it is true that he was in the habit of taking more than the usual liberties in dealing with the text of the NT. However, we can see at a glance that the discussion of the theme of Chapter 14 is continued without a break in Chapter 15, so that we should not attach too much importance to this problem though it certainly does exist. 25–27 may not have been an original part of the Epistle but may have been added afterwards.

For circumcision is related to the Law. It marks the setting apart for the keeping of the Law. But if the Law is not kept – and as demonstrated it is in fact not kept by the Jews, but broken – then that setting apart is de facto abrogated, then they – and they first of all – are in the same position as the Gentiles. 25). 26). 27). 22 A Shorter Commentary on Romans by Karl Barth For who is actually – in God’s sight and therefore in reality – a Jew, a child of Abraham, a member of the people of Moses, an heir to the promises made to David?

But one should understand that God’s love is this burning and consuming love. 32). The death of Jesus Christ on the cross is the revelation of God’s wrath from heaven. That is the starting-point of Paul’s argument. It should also be our key to the interpretation of what follows. 19–211 had come to us by themselves, say as fragments of an unknown text by an unknown author, then one might possibly conjecture that all these words referred to the existence of a ‘natural’ knowledge of God by the Gentiles, prior to and independent of God’s revelation in Jesus Christ.

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