Sunday, November 26, 2006

Karl Barth on archaelogical research

I do not like books that try to prove the rightness of the Bible by archaeological research, but the results of this research are an important help in understanding the biblical witness to Christ. However, no historical research can help us prove God's revelation as reality. Historical research will never be an approach to the Word of God. --Karl Barth

1 comment:

John said...

What do you really know about what may or may not have happened 2000 years ago?
And about the POLITICAL process by which the many many existing Christian texts of the time were put together to form the "official" Bible?
Why were some texts chosen and others omitted?
Why were ALL the texts edited?
Why were the many gnostic writings of the time totally eliminated?
That having being said this essay provides a clue as to the POWER politics behind the formation of the "official" church.