Archives for January 24, 2013

Did Karl Barth Really Say “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know….?”

A  while back I asked a question mainly out of curiosity. Did Karl Barth really answer a student's question (during his 1962 trip to the U.S.) with "Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so?"What sparked my curiosity are two things. First, I've heard the story numerous times in sermons and read it numerous times in books. Second, I wrote a book in which I told the story (in a chapter about Barth) and an anonymous reviewer of the pre-publication manuscript (ostensibly a scholar … [Read more...]