Karl Barth’s Doctrine of Providence
Beneamin Mocan ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the ‘Aurel Vlaicu’ University of Arad, Romania
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Karl Barth’s treatment of the doctrine of creation and providence centers on Jesus Christ, being thus a critique of natural theology, showing its limitations. The article will display Barth’s Christo-centrism throughout his entire thinking regarding the providence of God. Moreover, the paper will show the implications of his thinking. Barth’s peculiar approach to the doctrine of providence enables him to address the most pressing problems of human existence: human suffering, human limitations, fear, death, and evil. The article does not offer a critical analysis of Barth’s theological construction of the doctrine of providence but aims at describing it as faithfully as possible, being thus a mirror, by which one could evaluate her theology in this regard.
creation, providence, conservatio, concursus, gubernatio, world history, covenant history