Die mens as sondaar - Die beskouing van Karl Barth

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies. 1994;50(1/2):368-399 DOI 10.4102/hts.v50i1/2.2561


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Journal Title: HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies

ISSN: 0259-9422 (Print); 2072-8050 (Online)

Publisher: AOSIS

Society/Institution: Reformed Theological College of the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa, at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Pretoria, Pretoria (South Africa)

LCC Subject Category: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: The Bible | Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Practical Theology

Country of publisher: South Africa

Language of fulltext: Afrikaans, English, Dutch; Flemish

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F. J. van Zyl (Universiteit van Pretoria)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 15 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Human being as sinner: The view of Karl Barth Karl Barth’s view on the doctrine of evil, as reflected in KD IV/1(S 60), can be regarded as a critical correction of the theology of revolution and theology of liberation as a deviation from reformed theology - in so far as evil is no longer situated in the heart of human being, but in social, economical and political structures. In this view, people themselves are separated from sin as a quantity within themselves, instead of a quality of themseKfes. Consequently the sins of others are always the greatest. In contrast to this view, Barth argues that evil is not something in human being, but that human being himself/herself is a sinner, radically, totally and universally. In this article the focus is on Barth’s view concerning the knowledge and the real essence of sin. In an ensuing article the question whom the sinner is will be addressed.