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Barth and Charlotte von Kirschbaum

When it comes to discussing my favorite theologian, Karl Barth, it does not take very long (usually after the disucssion of his influence and the shear size of the church dogmatics) for someone to bring up his relationship with Charlotte von Kirschbaum.  Ben Myers has posted some thoughtful reflections on their relationship here.  This post was in response to Ben’s piece, “An Imagined Conversation between Bultmanna and Barth, which is quite entertaining in its own right and deserves a read.

Categories: Karl Barth, Theology
  1. evedyahu
    November 6, 2007 at 8:20 am

    So – what do you think about the relationship?
    Was he an adulterer? I am curious – because it was brought up on another site…

  2. John smithson
    April 25, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Let’s keep in mind that Nelly visited Charlotte on a very regular basis after Karl died. ISuch puts one in mind of a continuing and grand friendship. …. Adultery does not come to mind except by those who might be given to such things, themselves.

  3. October 25, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Great quote – may yet appear in my sermon tomorrow (the one about adultery) – it is on my blog!

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