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Karl Barth
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German stamp, showing Karl Barth
Born (1886-05-10)May 10, 1886
Died December 10, 1968(1968-12-10) (aged 82)
Basel, Switzerland
Occupation Theologian, author
Notable work
The Epistle to the Romans
Church Dogmatics
Spouse(s)
Nelly Hoffmann (m. 1913)
Children Franziska, Markus, Christoph, Matthias and Hans Jakob
Theological work
Tradition or movement Reformed
Neo-Orthodoxy
Notable ideas Dialectical theology
analogia fidei

Karl Barth (1886/05/10 – 1968/12/10) was a Swiss Reformed theologian who is often regarded as the greatest Protestant theologian of the twentieth century. He was heavily involved in the authorship of the anti-Nazi Barmen declaration in 1934. His influence expanded well beyond the academic realm to mainstream culture, leading him to be featured on the cover of Time on April 20, 1962.

He was one of the most prolific and influential theologians of the twentieth century. His most famous works are his The Epistle to the Romans, which marked a clear break from his earlier thinking, and his massive thirteen-volume work Church Dogmatics, one of the largest works of systematic theology ever written.

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