Category Archives: Karl Barth

Barthian Shankara

Early in his commentary (bhasya) on the Brahma Sutras of Badarayana, Shankaracarya, the greatest sage of the Advaita Vedanta, offers a theory about the Brahman-world relation, and our knowledge of it. The second of 555 sutras reads as follows: “(Brahman is that) from which … Continue reading

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Is God eternally “Lord”?

Augustine says No, for the following reason: “Ecce, Dominum esse non sempiternum habet, ne cogamur etiam sempiternam creaturam dicere, quia ille sempiterne non dominaretur, nisi etaim ista famularetur” (De Trin. V.16.17). Translated: “Look, he can’t be ‘Lord’ eternally, lest we … Continue reading

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