(photo courtesy of Kristin Aasen)
Barth was described by Pope Pius XII as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas.
14 volumes (13 complete and 1 partial)
7,636 Pages35 Years it took for Barth to write (died in 1968 at age 82 before he could finish)
The Church Dogmatics began as lectures and were edited into written volumes
The next volume was going to be titled “The Doctrine of Redemption”
Pat first read portions of the Church Dogmatics in seminary in 1978
Sam first read portions of the Church Dogmatics in seminary in September of 2006
They began reading together in August 2009, reading together for 2 ½ years eventually completing their reading in December of 2011.