Karl Barth: Comic Warrior

Jessica DeCou

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/2012

Issue: Humor (Vol. 32, No 2, Spring, 2012)

Only a serious theologian could have turned out the number of weighty tomes produced by Karl Barth. Only a person with a capacity for self-deprecating humor could have termed these his “little pushcart of Dogmatics.” As it turns out, Barth’s humor is evident throughout his work, especially in its eschatological perspective that refuses to take the present with ultimate seriousness.

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