All Blog Posts With Tag: Virgin Birth

The Revised Standard Bible caused a controversy when it translated Isaiah 7:14 using the phrase "young woman" instead of "virgin", and this was believed to be a covert attack on the Virgin Birth, and to this day, many Evangelicals refuse to use the RSV or the NRSV bibles because of […]
Karl Barth believed in the Virgin Birth, unlike many of his followers and opponents such as Emil Brunner who rejected the Virgin Birth, as well as Wolfhart Pannenberg, Jurgen Moltmann, Rudolf Bultmann and many other. Barth didn't believe in the Virgin Birth due to a pre-commitment to Biblical nativity stories […]
Karl Barth gave a series of lectures on the Apostles' Creed from 1940 to 1943 that were recorded with a stenographer and then published with Barth's permission in a book titled, The Faith of the Church: A Commentary on the Apostles' Creed according to Calvin's Catechism. As the title indicates, Barth's lectures were […]
Nativity of the Lord, Icon by St. Andrei Rublev (1405), Cathedral of the Annunciation, Moscow Kremlin. (source: wikipedia) Karl Barth believed in the Virgin Birth. Barth's theological nemesis Emil Brunner did not and most all of Barth's heirs chose to follow Emil Brunner's famous rejection of the Virgin Birth. Wolfhart Pannenberg sided with Brunner and […]
Wolfhart Pannenberg Wolfhart Pannenberg is famous for seconding Emil Brunner's rejection of the Virgin Birth as a late accretion into the New Testament. The question immediately arises, "How can anyone reject a statement in the Apostles' Creed?" The short answer is that Pannenberg affirms the Apostles' Creed, but with some revision […]