Dialectical Theology

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A name applied to the theological principles of K. Barth and his school, on the ground that it finds the truth in a dialectic apprehension of God which transcends the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ of the other methods. Its object is to preserve the Absolute of faith from every formulation in cut-and-dried expressions. Rejecting the liberal tradition in modern theology, Barth sought to return to the basic principles of the Reformers, especially J. Calvin. The stress of Dialectical Theology on the transcendence of God commended it to many theologians of different traditions.

Subjects: Christianity.

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