Friday, November 12, 2010

Re-Catholicizing Barth

For many, a thoroughly Catholic Barthian is the most dangerous creature imaginable, threatening the carefully negotiated equilibrium which keeps certain individuals on respective banks of the Tiber.  But just when you thought Hans Urs von Balthasar's Catholic interpretation of Barth had been successfully muffled, Matthew Rose, a Catholic, writes Ethics with Barth: God, Metaphysics and Morals.  It's about time the Barthian blog circuit started discussing it.  Some guy named Robert Jenson called the book "brilliant," but what would he know?