As many of you are undoubtedly aware, Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics is about to be released in a very accessible edition, to the tune of about $100.00 for the entire set.
I have pre-ordered mine. And here’s the deal. Starting in January, I am going to make it a goal to blog through one book of the Dogmatics every 6 months. By one book, I mean, for example 1.1 for Jan-June of 2011, 1.2 for July-December, etc. On that slow pace, we should get through the whole thing in 7 years or so.
What about you? Will you read along with me?
Here’s my challenge: jimmy rig a set for yourself for Christmas, and let’s get through this thing together. Even better, if you have a blog, blog through it in tandem with me. If you don’t, read along and ask questions or guest post if you get excited or jump in to comment. It would be fantastic if we got some good, robust conversation going on around this seminal theological work.
I know that many of you are in traditions that are nervous about Barth. This is a great opportunity to pick up Barth for yourself, and not have to figure him out alone. The books are relatively cheap and we’ll be able to figure out if he’s really guilty of all those horrors of which you’ve heard and we’ll be able to wrestle together through the difficult issues.