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The Abandonment of Inauthentic Humanity: Barth's Theology of baptism as the Ground and Goal of Mission

Lindsay, Mark R. (2013) The Abandonment of Inauthentic Humanity: Barth's Theology of baptism as the Ground and Goal of Mission. Pacifica, 26 (3). pp. 229-2445. ISSN 1030-570X

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    Abstract

    This article explores the development of Karl Barth’s theology of the sacraments, with specific reference to his evolving understanding of the function and ground of baptism. It is argued here that Barth’s late explication of baptism in the final fragment of Church Dogmatics IV/4 posits an inextricable link between the nature and purpose of baptism and the ground and goal of mission, as two inseparable acts of ethical obedience to the call and Word of God.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Proofs
    Keywords (separated by commas): baptism, sacrament, mission
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): D - Missiology
    C - Systematic Theology
    Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
    Depositing User: Mark Lindsay
    Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2014 09:39
    Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014 09:39
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1361

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