Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Starting from the end: Barth

‘Nothing which will be has not already taken place on Easter Day – included and anticipated in the person of the one man Jesus … Strictly speaking there are no ‘last things,’ i.e. no abstract and autonomous last things apart from and alongside Him, the last One.’

Barth in CD III/2, 489.

Is Barth saying that there is no more to come, that in the resurrection of Jesus the world has achieved its hope, received its satisfaction, been liberated from its bondage? No, there are still things which will be, though which are not yet. But these things are not alien to Easter, are not something in addition to the resurrection of the dead. What will be is the world’s Easter waking anew, when God’s whispered ‘Behold, I make all things new’ is proclaimed from the rooftops of the world.
Ten points for naming the city in the picture. Five more for naming the location from which it was taken.


Anonymous said...

The location of the camera is on the walkway in front of the big rose window, in between the two main towers of Notre Dame de Paris.

Anonymous said...

Oops, so that also means that the city is Paris.

byron smith said...

Fifteen points. Well done. I had thought this was an easier one and so was a little surprised no one had got it yet. I guess it depends if you've been to Paris.