Tuesday, June 17, 2014

God's initiative

Barth surmounts the Kantian impasses between God’s transcendence and the object-boundedness of the human mind by insisting upon God’s revelation through God’s Word. Barth does not take issue with the epistemological gulf that Kant sees between the transcendent God and the limited cognition of the human mind. But while Barth agrees with Kant that the human mind cannot itself bridge this gulf, he does not believe God is constrained by the same limitations. God does what human capacity cannot do by bridging the gulf between divinity and humanity from the divine side rather than from the human side.—Bonhoeffer the Assassin?, page 132

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And you thought the book was about Bonhoeffer! : )
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