Thursday, December 27, 2012

Karl Barth and The Task of Dogmatics

"Dogmatics is a theological discipline. But theology is a function of the Church. The Church confesses God as it talks about God. It does so first by its existence in the action of each individual believer. And it does so secondly by its specific action as a fellowship, in proclamation by preaching and the administration of the sacraments, in worship, in its internal and external mission including works of love amongst the sick, the weak and those in jeopardy."
I love this.

Church Dogmatics I.I
§ I., pg3.

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