The Impact of a Sentence August 4, 2007 by Ben Sternke 2 Comments "One can not speak of God simply by speaking of man in a loud voice." – Karl Barth (ht: Ben Myers, who quotes this his "the most influential theological sentence" of all time)
Hmm… what do you think that means?
Benjamin Sternke says
You probably have to understand it in light of the breadth of Barth’s work, but he was fighting the theological liberalism of his day, and so often had to emphasize that God was not just a “big” version of man, he was wholly “other”, completely transcendent, etc.
Part of what Barth did was to point to the “otherness” of God in a time when people were flattening God into a more palatable shape.