Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Encountering the otherness of Barth, Part Three: Why New Testament scholars might think Barth's commentary is RUBBISH!

This is the third part of a short video series in which I present my paper, "Encountering the otherness of Barth: A New Testament scholar reads Der Römerbrief chapters 8-16".*

Here I showcase some of the problems biblical scholars may have with Barth's commentary. The structure of this list of over twenty objections broadly follows Barth's commentary, with a few asides on meta-issues.

The next video will present some responses to these concerns and ask what Barth might teach contemporary biblical scholarship.

*It was delivered at the Barth Graduate Student Colloquium in August 2019 (


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