TOP 20 Karl Barth Quotes

TOP 20 Karl Barth Quotes.
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“Take your Bible and take your newspaper, and read both. But interpret newspapers from your Bible.”
— Karl Barth (00:00)

“The theologian who labours without joy is not a theologian at all.”
— Karl Barth (00:07)

“We must hold the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other.”
— Karl Barth (00:14)

“To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.”
— Karl Barth (00:21)

“Sin scorches us most after it comes under the scrutinizing light of God’s forgiveness and not before.”
— Karl Barth (00:28)

“I have read many books, but the Bible reads me.”
— Karl Barth (00:35)

“Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.”
— Karl Barth (00:42)

“God listens to Bach while the angels listen to Mozart.”
— Karl Barth (00:49)

“Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so?”
— Karl Barth (00:56)

“Abortion is ’the great modern sin.”
— Karl Barth (01:03)

“The theologian who labors without joy is not a theologian at all. Sulky faces, morose thoughts and boring ways of speaking are intolerable in this field.”
— Karl Barth (01:10)

“Faith is never identical with piety.”
— Karl Barth (01:17)

“The relation of this God with this man; the relation of this man with this God – this is the only theme of the Bible and of philosophy.”
— Karl Barth (01:24)

“There will be no song on our lips if there be no anguish in our hearts.”
— Karl Barth (01:31)

“With an ear open to your musical dialectic, one can be young and become old, can work and rest, be content and sad: in short, one can live.”
— Karl Barth (01:38)

“I haven’t even read everything I wrote.”
— Karl Barth (01:45)

“In Jesus, God wills to be true God not only in the height but also in the depth – in the depth of human creatureliness, sinfulness and mortality.”
— Karl Barth (01:52)

“Exegesis, exegesis, and yet more exegesis!”
— Karl Barth (01:59)

“We act unbelievingly and disobediently when, for whatever motive, we distort, falsify, or suppress the facts about our life in nature and history.”
— Karl Barth (02:06)

“Let us hear what the Bible says and what we as Christians are called to hear together: By grace you have been saved.”
— Karl Barth (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod


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