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Socialism and Religious Socialism in Safenwil

Bruce L. McCormack

in Karl Barth's Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology

Published in print March 1997 | ISBN: 9780198269564
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600678 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269560.003.0004
 Socialism and Religious Socialism in Safenwil

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Karl Barth was a dedicated theological liberal prior to the outbreak of the First World War. In August 1914, 93 German intellectuals, among which were Barth’s theological teachers, declared their support for the war policy of Wilhelm II. This precipitated his break with liberal theology. Barth adopted a new Ansatz — a new starting point for theological reflection, which placed knowledge of God the central question.

Keywords: Karl Barth; religious socialism; liberal theology; God

Chapter.  20854 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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