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Question: What does Barth mean by the ‘humanity of God’ and what significance does the phrase have for his theological development?

Answer: When Barth discusses the humanity of God he is referring to the relationship that he believed God shared with man. It was his assertion that God communicated directly with man and as a result of his free grace[1] he wills to be nothing other than the God of man[2]. The God that Barth discusses is rather different to the one that he had previously famously described as being overpoweringly lofty and distant and as a result this lecture is seen by many as signalling a decisive change in his theology. This...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Other Subjects
  • Course: Theology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1884
  • Date submitted: November 25, 2007
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3259

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