Welcome to The Karl Barth Society of Amherst, Massachusetts - a local chapter of the The Karl Barth Society of North America. This site is maintained by Chris TerryNelson. Please let me know how I can make this page a better resource for you. Email me, view my profile. You can also visit my new personal website, Disruptive Grace.

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.

A Review of The Ascension in Karl Barth by Andrew Burgess

Ben Myers over at Faith and Theology has just written a review of The Ascension in Karl Barth by Andrew Burgess. I highly recommend it, as Ben always writes good reviews.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Barth Society Meeting Tonight!!!

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year!

The Karl Barth Society of Amherst will resume meeting tonight (Tuesday) at 7 p.m. at Glen Franklin's home in Shutesbury. We will be meeting (tentatively) the second and fourth Tuesday of every week to read together a short passage from Barth's magnum opus, The Church Dogmatics (volume 1, part 1). Everyone is welcome. For more information, and for directions to Glen's house, check out our blog at http://barthamherst.blogspot.com
Or give me and Leah a call at one of the numbers below. (For those of you hearing of this for the first time, my apologies for the short notice).

Feel free to forward this announcement to anyone whom you think might be interested. Please let me know if you would like me to remove your address from this mailing list.

Scott Jackson

413-549-6797 / 215-510-0269

Monday, January 08, 2007

Karl Barth's Trinitarian Theology Released

Peter S. Oh has received copies of his new book and he has been kind enough to put a copy in the mail for me. In the meantime, Amazon will release his book for purchase on January 20th. I suggest you check it out.

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