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Rowan Williams on Barth

From an interview with Rupert Shortt in God’s Advocates:

What caught me and still catches me about Barth is that sense of exuberant bloody-mindedness, enlarged upon at huge length, the gusto, the verve of the theology, with all its outrageous misunderstandings of other people and its wonderfully sanctified egotism. Its a great performance, The Church Dogmatics, and Barth enjoys being Barth and in spreading himself like this, and in that enjoyment does convey, I think, uniquely among twentieth-century theologians, a sense of the exhilarating otherness of God.”

H/T: Peter Leithart

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  1. Adrian wrote:

    I have no idea what to make of this….

    Monday, April 6, 2009 at 11:47 am | Permalink

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