Saturday, 15 October 2005

Breaking news: Barth apologises to Zwingli!

Jim West has recently been holding some private discussions with Zwingli. And I suggested this morning that Jim should ask Zwingli what he thinks about Karl Barth's criticisms of Zwinglian theology. I assumed, naturally, that Zwingli would humbly explain that he has changed many of his views now that he has had the opportunity to read Barth's works in the Celestial Library (and to talk with Barth personally, whenever Mozart leaves the room for a few minutes).

But in a startling turn of events, Barth has now retracted his criticisms of Zwingli, even praising Zwingli's theology over that of both Luther and Calvin.

As you will already have realised, this can mean only one thing: up there in heaven, Barth obviously overheard Zwingli speaking highly of Mozart, just after he had heard Luther and Calvin confessing to a preference for Bach.

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