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Karl Barth
(1886-1968) born on
May 10
Swiss theologian. He was among the most influential 20th C. theologians initiated a radical change in Protestant thought, stressing the "wholly otherness of God."
         
   
F
Man can certainly flee from God. . . but he cannot escape him. He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God, but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal love of God which triumphs even in his hate.

R
Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.
A
Jews have God's promise and if we Christians have it, too, then it is only as those chosen with them, as guests in their house, that we are new wood grafted onto their tree.
N
Man can certainly keep on lying. . . but he cannot make truth falsehood. He can certainly rebel. . . but he can accomplish nothing which abolishes the choice of God.
K
Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Recalled on his death 9 Dec 68
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: In "Time," 25 Jun 65
N: Recalled on his death 9 Dec 68
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
   


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