Biografía de Karl Barth

Biografía de Karl Barth

Karl Barth (1886-1968) is a Swiss theologian who is considered one of the most important Protestant thinkers of the 20th century. Barth was born in Basel, Switzerland, and studied at the Universities of Bern, Berlin, and Tubingen. In 1909, he was appointed to a professorship at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Bonn, Germany. Barth’s early work was heavily influenced by the Neo-Kantian philosopher, Hermann Cohen. However, Barth’s theology would eventually move in a very different direction from Cohen’s. In the early 1920s, Barth began to develop what he called the «dialectical theology,» a way of doing theology that emphasized the tension between God and humanity, and between faith and reason. This dialectical approach would come to be known as the «Barthian dialectic.» Barth’s most famous work is The Epistle to the Romans, which was published in 1922. In this work, Barth critiques the traditional understanding of the atonement, and presents a new understanding of justification by faith. Barth’s theology would come to be highly influential in the Protestant Reformation, and would also have a significant impact on Catholic thought..

Escrito por: Gonzalo Jiménez

Licenciado en Filosofía en la Universidad de Granada (UGR), con Máster en Filosofía Contemporánea en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
Desde 2015, se ha desempeñado como docente universitario y como colaborador en diversas publicaciones Académicas, con artículos y ensayos. Es aficionado a la lectura de textos antiguos y le gustan las películas y los gatos.

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