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Barth's Summary of Christianity

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Barth's Summary of Christianity
Ken Holland
Signs of the Times, January 2002.
Submitted By
Scott Severance
Submitted On
May 6, 2010

When the renowned theologian Karl Barth neared the end of his life, he was asked to sum up his thoughts about Christianity. No doubt the questioner expected a lengthy, ponderous explanation from the learned professor. Instead, Barth answered by reciting the words of a song many of us learned in childhood: "Jesus loves me; this I know. For the Bible tells me so."