Tuesday, 18 April 2006

Karl Barth’s study

Professor Ray Anderson of Fuller Theological Seminary kindly sent me some pictures that one of his students took while visiting Karl Barth’s home study in Basel. Here they are, for your enjoyment.

The three stages of Barth’s Römerbrief—handwritten, typed and printed.


To the right of the chair, three metres of Mozart books—right between the Church Fathers!


Calvin and Mozart on the same level.

4 Comments:

dan said...

Speaking of Barth...

Myself and a few friends will be reading through Barth's Dogmatics over the summer (something like 65pp/day from May-August) and Chris Tilling told me that I should mention this to you. I'm thinking about setting up some sort of online forum where we can talk about the readings (since two of us are in Vancouver and one of us will be in Sweden), and I was wondering if you would care to get involved.

Grace and peace.

GoobyNelly said...

Dan,
That sounds like a very wonderful expedition for the summer. At our Barth group, we've managed to do about 10 pages per hour reading aloud (that's with minimal discussion, but with latin/greek/hebrew translation for the excurses). So figure that's 6.5 hours if you decide to do it aloud. You probably read faster though on your own. What volume will you be reading from?
Have a wonderful time! I would love to keep up with ya'll.

Rhett Smith said...

thanks for posting those...I remember when Dr. Anderson brought those to a class he taught at Fuller on "Karl Barth." And those pictures looks so "magical." Can you imagine handwriting "church dogmatics?" yikes.

Anonymous said...

goobynelly has touched on a sore point that has been bothering me for as long as Barth has been on my bookshelves.

Where oh where can I get a translations or translations of all these excurses?

Greek, Latin (classical through late medieval), French . . . !

I'd be willing to pay good money for this scholarly tool, if its available since it would greatly enhance my comprehension of Barth's Dogmatics.

Is this something that is available only in bootleg form, passed around among students at Fuller?

Inquiring minds want to know . . . .

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