He [Barth] moved from relative obscurity to become the recognized leader of a new theological movement that firmly opposed the nineteenth-century liberal tradition, and step by step he carved out his own theological alternative: from the dialectical fireworks of Romans to the first systematic attempt of Christian Dogmatics and, finally, with a boost from Anselm's understanding of the rationality of faith, to the full flowering of his Church Dogmatics.
I think that it is really interesting that most of our theology is borne out of disagreements and when I look at my own blog, I find that many of my posts are motivated by my wanting to address and wrestle with views that are different from my own. It's with gratitude that I reflect on our God who celebrates this amazing diversity in the unity that we have in Jesus Christ. I guess what we have to do is disagree with one another, as we fathom his mysteries, with as much grace and intelligence as we can muster.
Similarly intrigued or inspired by the writings of Karl Barth? This looks to be a very promising blog just begun by a research student in the Church Dogmatics. Check out Michael Leyden's