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  • Anonymous

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    September 16, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    This made me think about some writings I’ve read by Karl Barth. He writes in Church Dogmatics, “knowledge of God in faith is always this indirect knowledge of God…It lets [the faithful’s] objectivity become a witness – yet only a witness – to the objectivity of God.” Essentially, anything we claim to know about God will always be knowledge from behind a veil, simply a witness to God more than direct knowledge of God. We continue on in faith, not in the assurance of what we know or do not know. Wendell Berry might call this the “way of ignorance” 🙂 I don’t think this really answers your question about who is the right Jesus, but this is something that’s helped me hold conflicting theologies in tension over the years.