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Barth, Karl
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[German Version]

(May 10, 1886, Basel – Dec 10, 1968, Basel)

I. Life – II. Work – III. Influence

I. Life

Karl Barth, Reformed theologian (dogmatics), son of Fritz Barth, professor of church history and New Testament in Basel. – Barth studied theology in Bern, Berlin, Tübingen, and finally Marburg, where he was strongly influenced by W. Herrmann. In 1908/1909 he was editorial assistant of M. Rade in Marburg, helping with the publication of Christliche Welt. In 1909–1911, he served as an assistant pastor in Geneva, and…

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Beintker, Michael, “Barth, Karl”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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