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Comment: Publisher: Smith
Date of Publication: 1978
Binding: hardcover
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Description: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Hardback. 327 very clean pages. Previous owner's blind stamp on title page. Sound binding.
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The Word of God and the Word of Man Hardcover – 1978

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Peter Smith (1978)
  • ASIN: B000KTD9WM
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Robert Beveridge HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on December 1, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Karl Barth, The Word of God and the Word of Man (Peter Smith, 1928)
It is true that the translation of a work of literature is often as much of an art as the work of literature itself. Having now read three long translations of Karl Barth from three different translators, I can speculate that the above statement is, perhaps, more true of nonfiction being translated from German to English than it is anywhere else. Douglas Horton's translation of Barth stands head and shoulders over the other two authors whose translations I've attempted, and the man deserves to be commended for a job well done before I get into the meat of the book.
The Word of God and the Word of Man is a collection of eight addresses Barth gave to Reformed conventions during the first half of the period between the two world wars. At this point, Barth was still the young country preacher he spent his life professing to be, and his youth should be taken into account when comparing the writings in this book with some of his other works. Barth is a bit more, shall we say, pointed here than he is in later works. Not that that's a bad thing, by any means.
Perhaps it is the case that Barth's exhortations to his fellow ministers are different and more positive than those he used to congregants. But as a non-Christian reading Barth, the thing that kept coming back to me is that if more churches (and Reform or not, most Protestant denominations these seem to pay at least lip service to Barth's works) actually practiced what Barth preached, I might still be a member of one.
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Format: Paperback
This is Barth at his best, and you don't need to wait until you retire to finish it!
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Wonderful, inspiring, insightful. Completely lives up to its reputation.
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This book is written for lay people and is easy to read. It covers several doctrines. The type is large and easy to read.
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