During the 20th century dialectical theology, or neo-orthodoxy, made significant inroads into the mainline theological conversation. Spearheaded by individuals such as Karl Barth, Paul Tillich, and Emil Brunner; we find the main interlocutors evangelicals faced on the topic of God’s revelation.
Most theologians are aware of neo-orthodoxy’s insistence upon Scripture as an existential experience, or that it obtains the status of divine revelation (aka., Scripture becomes the Word of God) through existential encounter.
However, neo-orthodox theologians applied their dialectical method to other areas, including Christology.
In this article, I interact with Karl Barth’s dialectical approach and how he applies it to the concept of revelation. Specifically, I investigate Barth’s doctrine of revelation found in both Scripture and Christ. In particular, I interact with the incarnational analogy to understand that Barth affirmed a dialectical view of Scripture and Christ.
Here’s the link to the PDF: The Revelation of God.Karl Barth