Barth: ‘The Confessing Church Was A Decisive “No”‘ To Blind Acquiescence [Video]

June 14, 2014 — 2 Comments

Here is a pretty cool primary source provided by kbarth.org via YouTube. This follows on from my post a few days back about the Confessing Church’s “Nein” & Natural Theology.

I may, in future, merge this post with that one.

Worth noting is this statement from Barth:

“[Hilter] understood how to put the German people, and with it also the German church, in a dreamy state. And in this dream, the German people and the German Christians of the Evangelical and the Catholic Church dreamt that something like a new revelation of God has taken place, in what this man thought, said, wanted and did.
And the so-called ‘Confessing Church,’ basically, was about a decisive “no”, to this dream. It was an appeal: ‘Germany, wake up from this dream!”
(Excerpt from the 1967 Documentary film “JA & Nein, Karl Barth zum Gedaechtnis”)

For those interested, kbarth.org also has a ‘Pinterest’ page with images and videos. {link}

 

2 responses to Barth: ‘The Confessing Church Was A Decisive “No”‘ To Blind Acquiescence [Video]

  1. 

    I like that “a decisive no to the dream”, powerful choice of words.

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      Hi Jenny, I like the new blog layout over @ delightfuloak.com. Yes. Barth’s relevance to our contemporary context is nothing short of “what the?” The further I dig the more I learn. The more I am pushed back to the importance of the Biblical text, the significance of Jesus Christ and how God interacts with us, from the political arena right down to holding a baby. Barth’s “no” is based on the freedom of the Word of God.

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