Episode 5 - Avengers, Barth, & Christmas
What does Judah Markus want to be when he grows up? What is his favorite animal? What is his favorite veggie? Does he want to get married? Inquiring minds want to know! Was Karl Barth a Lutheran? What is this big ordeal about communication of attributes? What is the deal with these Christmas Ales?
Quote from Neder's Participation in Christ.
"Barth agrees with Luther that revelation is indirect, but he grounds that insight in the character of the union of divine and human natures in Jesus Christ himself—a decidedly un-Lutheran move/ Whereas Luther's Christology affirmed a direct and immediate sharing of the humans nature in the attributes of the divine, and in that sense is identical with the Christology of the Eastern Church, Barth's Christology takes a different route. At this stage in his development, Barth, in typically Reformed fashion, denied a direct penetration of the divine nature into the human. Bu insisting on the inalienably secular character of the Word of God, Barth intends to cut off the source of all soteriologies which, in one way or another, affirm a cleansing or transformation of human nature through the infusion of divine grace, divine attributes, or the divine nature itself. If Jesus christ is not divinized, then no one is. Barth makes that point as clearly as possible."