Friday, December 3, 2010

KBBC: Week 3, Day 4, Barth and Taubes

Ben Myer's fascinating essay on Barth and Taubes followed by a response from Derek Alan Woodard-Lehman.

This is a really excellent essay. Ben sketches Taubes interaction with Barth, and in particular, Barth's interpretation of Romans 13. The essay seeks not only to address some differences and similarities in their interpretation of the text, but more importantly, the apocalyptic method being used to do so.

This essay is particularly fascinating to me because prior to reading it I knew next to nothing about Jacob Taubes. Ben also does a find job of interpreting Barth and bringing to light the apocalyptic nature of his exegesis of Romans 13. This one is a must read.