Religion: Karl Barth Declares War

We Christians do not accept this war as a necessary evil. We approve it as a righteous war, which God commands us to wage ardently.

So last week declared the world's most influential Protestant theologian, Swiss Calvinist Karl Barth. So saying, he reversed his pre-war stand that Christianity need not concern itself with such mundane struggles, that war never solves anything.

Dr. Barth is a theologian's theologian. Known to few men in the pew, he nevertheless profoundly affects them at third hand—for the theologians whom he influences influence the preachers of the Christian world....

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