“Evangelical theology hears the witness of the Old Testament with the greatest earnestness and not merely as a sort of prelude to the New Testament. The classic rule is: Novum testamentum in Vetere latet, Vetus in Novo patet: the New Testament is concealed in the Old, and the Old Testament is revealed by the New. As long as theology preferred to neglect this rule, as long as it was content to exist in a vacuum by claiming exclusive orientation to the New Testament, it was continually threatened by cancer its very bones.” (1963: 28)
Friday, 11 January 2008
A Theological Cancer
Who can refute the truth of the this statement by Barth?:
The German original is in the comments.