Scholars and the media love a good early Christian conspiracy.
Karl Barth stands as not only one of the most important theologians the church has produced, but also one of the most heavily criticized by the evangelical church in America. It is no secret that Barth stands at odds with conservative evangelicals on a number of important theological issues, some of which strike at the heart of Christian faith and doctrine….
One of the most overlooked references to the new creation, and also to the church’s identity, is in Gal 6:15-16: For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation (καινὴ κτίσις). And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. You can see here that Paul is summarizing his argument in Galatians because he states “neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision.” That claim alludes to…
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