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Van Til, Barth and Bridging Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy

On the heels of teaching a course on Cornelius Van Til’s interpretation of the theology of Karl Barth, Lane Tipton speaks with Camden Bucey about Barth’s theology and the surprising architectonic similarities with features of Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy.


  • 00:00:07 Introduction
  • 00:11:59 Van Til and Barth
  • 00:15:16 Including Barth in an Apologetics Curriculum
  • 00:22:00 Learning More about Barth This Time Around
  • 00:29:52 Ecumenical Possibilities between Barth and Post-Vatican II Catholicism
  • 00:47:15 Definitional vs. Systemic Agreement on Justification and Thomas Aquinas
  • 00:55:16 Wood, The Whole Mystery of Christ: Creation as Incarnation in Maximus the Confessor
  • 01:02:47 White, Trinitarian Theology
  • 01:07:25 Machen, the Presbyterian Conflict, and the Afscheiding
  • 01:22:27 Conclusion

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