Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cloud-cuckooland

"By men [sic] assembling here and there in the Holy Spirit there arises here and there a visible Christian congregation. It is best not to apply the idea of invisibility to the Church; we are all inclined to slip away with that in the direction of a civitas platonica or some sort of Cloud-cuckooland, in which the Christians are united inwardly and invisibly, while the visible Church is devalued." - Karl Barth, Dogmatics in Outline. h/t Steve.
Check out Andrew Errington's post on "Assembled in Heaven?".

3 comments:

Stephen said...

you stole my thunder punk! great quote hey!?
Its interesting to see how much his thought changed on this over the years though.

Matthew Moffitt said...

Really, where did his thought end up?

Matthew Moffitt said...

PS when I found the quote yesterday, it was a theological lol moment.