The Strange New World within the Bible

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The Strange New World within the Bible", an essay which appears in the book The Word of God and The Word of Man written by Karl Barth, begins with numerous questions relating to Bible and its efficacy. The second paragraph of the essay takes the readers into a world where they are with Abraham in Haran, as well as they are able to listen to a call from the Lord, who orders them to leave the land and makes a promise to them of a great nation.


In doing this, he is assured that the Lord will be with him. Karl again issues a plea to the readers about acceptance of Moses and his trust in the Lord. Just as he has described from the beginning, Karl continues to recall certain Biblical events in the hopes of getting people's attention. In every instance, he elaborates how the seers and prophets of the Lord accept what is said to said to them without any further query. Saintly men believe in the mercy of the Lord. According to Karl, while we read about all that happened, just as we would with other stories, we do not feel ourselves emotionally attached to the background information of these incidents, which is always there to be experienced and understood.
After detailing all of the incidents in a manner which is quite effective, Karl moves towards the public's disapproval of the Lord when something may be lacking in their life, but when people are in circumstances which they have no way to adapt, as well as when they are in a situation from which they are unable to get themselves out, they in tu ...
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