Jon Ruthven on Carl Barth

Posted by Pentecostal Theology in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

Jon Ruthven has just published a text significant for our discussions on Barth in this group. Here’s what he said: “Barth’s dream of a Spirit-centered theology hints at the great disconnect between the New Testament portrayal of the mission and message of Jesus and the “gospel” of traditional Protestantism. This disconnect appeared as a result of the Reformers’ adoption of cessationism to undercut Papal authority, which rested, in part, on the idea of continuing revelation and miracle. The failure of both sides to understand the purpose of charismatic revelation and power as the central characteristic of the New Covenant, resulted in a misunderstanding of the mission of Jesus, the purpose of the cross, and the continuing commission of Christian disciples. In this, traditional theology significantly distorted the Christian message from that of Jesus and the New Testament witness.”

Pentecostal Theology [07/07/2015 7:39 AM]

Daniel Knight [07/23/2015 8:19 PM]

Jon Ruthven [10/16/2015 11:18 PM]
That should be Karl Barth, with a K, not Carl.

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