Karl Barth and the Struggle against Fascism

Posted on December 24, 2015 by PLT Staff

Lecture given by Paul Dafydd Jones as part of the Theology in the Third Reich lecture series at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Jones discusses the theology of Karl Barth and his impact on theological ethics and Christian politics. He contrasts the Nazified Christianity with the confessing church and examines if Barth’s work can still serve as a modern model for political theology. To browse all the lectures given at the Theology in the Third Reich Speaker Series, click here. For a listing of all our Occasional Lectures, click here.

Excerpt: “What is happening here is something far more a determination to affirm the value and dignity of every human being. In fact, to talk about the value and dignity of every human being, needs to be replaced with a much stronger rhetoric. It is insufficient. Because, what is needed is an identification of each human being as a brother or a sister or a neighbor. So on one level, Barth here insists that theological ethics and in extension Christian politics has to be keyed to the incarnation, because Christ has become the brother, sister, neighbor.”

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  • Date Recorded:February 14, 2012
  • Location Recorded:Charlottesville, VA
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