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Reading through the Church Dogmatics

For those of you who are interested, I’ve joined a small group of friends who are reading through Barth’s Church Dogmatics together, fifteen pages per day. At this rate it’ll take us two years to get through it, but I think there’s far less chance of burning out than if we had gone for the thirty-pages per day plan to crank it out in one year.

So, by all means head over and see the various posts that are rolling out as Brandy, Melissa, Nate, and I reflect on our read-through of the Dogmatics.


  1. myles wrote:

    Synchronicity: (n) when one group of people in Waco, TX have the same idea as an Internet-based group of people concerning reading the Dogmatics together.

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Permalink
  2. Chris Layton wrote:

    Awesome! I am also reading through the Dogmatics at about that pace. I started in November, though – I couldn’t wait for the new year.

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Permalink
  3. John McNassor wrote:

    The fine print (“exegetical tunnels”) will slow you down, but resist the temptation to skim these sections- there’s where all the good stuff is (especially in CD II:2)! John McNassor

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Permalink
  4. Willie wrote:

    There are several Karl Barth reading groups starting up right now. Another notable blog is J. R. Daniel Kirk’s “storied theology.” I may jump ships and follow this group. Thanks for sharing.

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Permalink
  5. dan wrote:

    Y’all are nuts. I’m happy taking the CD at one volume per year (and have gotten to III.2). When I finish, in 2018, I plan to start Balthasar’s trilogy (if, you know, we’re not living in a scenario out of “The Road” by then).

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

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