“The history which constitutes the being and existence of the human Jesus belongs to the history of God in the second of God’s modes of being (as ‘Son’). If, in Jesus Christ, God has elected to become human, then the human history of Jesus Christ is constitutive of the being and existence of God in the second of God’s modes to the extent that the being and existence of the Second Person of the Trinity cannot be rightly though of in the absence of this human history."
This is a great quote! Bruce McCormack brings to light the relationship and unity between God's history in eternity and God's history in temporal existence. McCormack, in an incredible way, displays the heart of Barth's theological ontology, and leaves no room for God to be contemplated in terms of an abstract metaphysical subject.