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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 6

We will reconvene at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Glen Franklin's House (see link on the sidebar to see a map).
We are continuing with Barth's account of the foundations of Trinitarian doctrine with the doctrine of the Word of God (The upcoming reading is Church Dogmatics I/1, par. 8.2, pp. 304-333, "God in His Revelation: The Root of the Doctrine of the Trinity"). We're now asking that, if possible, participants read or skim the selected passage in advance so we might have more time for discussion.

Future meetings are (tentatively) planned for the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

Last time, we began with Barth's entree into this pivotal discussion of God as the One is the Revealer, the Revelation and the Reveledness (See par. 8.1, "The Place of the Doctrine of the Trinity in Dogmatics"). In a nutshell, Barth argues that the issue of God's self-revealing cannot be separated from the questions of how God reveals Godself and what the result of this revelation is. Put another way, the mode of revelation and its content (or the effects of its reception) cannot be abstracted from the identity of the Revealer, as such a disjunction would imperil the unity of God's being maintained in the divine self-disclosure.

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