Does the Gospel Have a Future? Barth's Romans Revisited

Gerhard O. Forde

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/1994

Issue: Baptism (Vol. 14, No 1, Winter, 1994)

The title, as you can guess, has a double entendre. On the one hand, is there a future for the gospel in the "modern" or "post-modern" world or whatever version of "this evil and adulterous generation" we are currently mucking about in? And on the other hand, is there a future in the gospel for us? Does the gospel give us a future? As we put it in common parlance, "Is there any future in it?" This paper reflects a bit on these questions in the light of Barth's Epistle to the Romans.

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