Why Barth Wasn’t a Universalist (In His Own Words)

I’ve been reading quite a bit of Barth and Moltmann in the last year. In both cases, it’s hard not to pick up on some hints of implied universalism here and there in their writings. I may devote a post or two later to universalism in Moltmann (it seems fairly explicit in parts of The Coming of God, which I’m reading right now)…  but for now I’d like to share how Barth responded when someone tried to nail him down on this question in April 1962 during a Q&A in Chicago.

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