Karl Barth’s “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know….” Answer: Can Anyone Verify It?

Most Christians have heard it as a sermon illustration. I've heard and read many variations of the story. According to the story, Karl Barth was fielding questions from the audience after a lecture in Rockefeller Chapel on the campus of the University Chicago in 1962. A student stood and asked him if he could summarize his life's work in theology in one sentence. According to the story a gasp went up from the audience--responding to the student's perceived audaciousness. Also, according to the … [Read more...]


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