Swiss theologian and writer. Greatly influenced the World Council’s General Secretary Â«Willem Adolph Visser’t HooftÂ». Rejected his liberal training and returned to a study of the Bible. He published his Romans commentary in 1919, considered the beginning of neo-orthodoxy. Barth taught that the Bible becomes the Word of God only as the reader enters the experience of the biblical writers. He denied general revelation but was perhaps the most conservative of neo-orthodox theologians.
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