I received the copy of Evangelical Theology by Karl Barth about a week ago and have been reading carefully the last four chapters, originally presented as a series of lectures.
They are most interesting and stimulating.
I had never read any Barth, being rather put off him as a Bible College student, when I attended a sermon in a local church during which the preacher clearly admired Barth but also seemed to be himself much too theologically liberal for my taste. So I tarred Barth with the brush of arid liberal and ignored him.
He has in fact so much of value to say, and there is a true sense of spiritual nourishment in reading this volume at least.
I am preparing a paper for the Review about Ibas, and Chalcedon etc etc. but I have been concerned about personally developing an approach which is critical but not polemical. Barth has helped my thinking greatly as he describes the work of theology as being rooted in prayer, conducted as work, presented as service and always immersed in love.
He has some great passages which I'll quote later.
Pray for me