- Profession: Theologian, Author
- Lived: May 10, 1886–December 10, 1968 (Modern Era)
- Nationality: Swiss
- Known for: Founder of Neo-orthodox theology
- Fun Fact: His "Church Dogmatics" is one of the largest works of systematic theology ever written.
- Fun Fact: He actively opposed Hitler and worked to prevent the Nazis from taking over the existing church and establishing a state religion controlled by the regime.
- Fun Fact:
Karl Barth was born May 10, 1886 in Basel, Switzerland. He began his time as a pastor, but rejected both the liberal theology of 19th century Europe and more conservative forms of Christainity. Instead, he began creative a new path in which God's relationship with humanity embodies both grace and judgement. He went on to become a leader in teh Confessing Church in Germany and actively opposed the Nazis. Around this time, he wrote the Barmen Declaration, a document which fiercely criticized Christians who supported the Nazis. His thirteen volume work, "Church Dogmatics," is one of the largest works of systematic theology ever written, but his most famous work is "The Epistle to the Romans."