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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Friday, October 22, 2010

I Just Got Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics!

All fourteen volumes were waiting for me when I arrived home. I start reading volume one tonight!

Do I know how to party on the weekends or what?

10 comments:

Pastor Bob Cornwall said...

I thought about it but then wondered where I'd put them!

Allan R. Bevere said...

Bob, I buy the books and then worry about storage later.

Clay Knick said...

Hendrickson? How do they look?

Allan R. Bevere said...

They look nice, Clay. Simple hardback covers with rather small print inside. Actually the picture on my post is of the series.

Anonymous said...

Have fun this weekend, Allan.

Allan R. Bevere said...

John... I'm beside myself.

Angela Shier-Jones said...

I was sad enough to choose the complete Dogmatics as my 40th birthday present from my husband... but its given me so much pleasure - enjoy

Dave Black said...

Allan, why the English edition? Barth is so much more interesting (and difficult!) in the original!

Allan R. Bevere said...

Dave, I know he is, but at this stage of the game, I'm not up to the twists and turns of his Swiss German.

Dave Black said...

Allan, Barth spoke Swiss German but lectured and wrote in standard Hochdeutsch (as did his son Markus). All lectures at the University of Basel were in High German (with various accents of course -- Bo Reicke was a Swede, and Jan Milic Lochman was from Prague I believe). Somehow we all managed to make ourselves understandable to each other!

To this day I prefer to read Barth in German, as translation always involves loss at some level of language.