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Karl Barth

1886 - 1968

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Karl Barth (; German: [bart]; (1886-05-10)10 May 1886 – (1968-12-10)10 December 1968) was a Swiss Reformed theologian. Barth is best known for his commentary The Epistle to the Romans, his involvement in the Confessing Church, including his authorship (except for a single phrase) of the Barmen Declaration, and especially his unfinished multi-volume theological summa the Church Dogmatics (published between 1932–1967). Barth's influence expanded well beyond the academic realm to mainstream culture, leading him to be featured on the cover of Time on 20 April 1962.Like many Protestant theologians of his generation, Barth was educated in a liberal theology influenced by Adolf von Harnack, Friedrich Schleiermacher and others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Barth has received more than 1,180,426 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Karl Barth is the 419th most popular writer (down from 403rd in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 31st in 2019) and the 5th most popular Swiss Writer.

Karl Barth was a Swiss theologian who is most famous for his doctrine of the "Word of God."

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Among writers, Karl Barth ranks 419 out of 5,755Before him are Thomas Bernhard, Meera, Lactantius, Alphonse de Lamartine, Julio Cortázar, and Tibullus. After him are Joseph Brodsky, Zecharia Sitchin, George Eliot, Elena Ferrante, G. K. Chesterton, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

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Among people born in 1886, Karl Barth ranks 12Before him are Oskar Kokoschka, Sergey Kirov, Béla Kun, Jean Arp, Marc Bloch, and Manne Siegbahn. After him are Ernst Thälmann, Karl Polanyi, René Guénon, Gerda Wegener, Wilhelm Furtwängler, and Karl von Frisch. Among people deceased in 1968, Karl Barth ranks 15Before him are Robert F. Kennedy, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Lev Landau, Trygve Lie, Max Brod, and Georg von Küchler. After him are George Gamow, Enid Blyton, Erwin Panofsky, Jim Clark, Carl Theodor Dreyer, and Salvatore Quasimodo.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Karl Barth ranks 35 out of 876Before him are Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926), Erich von Däniken (1935), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), Jacques Necker (1732), Jacob Bernoulli (1654), and Adelaide of Italy (931). After him are Johannes Itten (1888), Eugen Bleuler (1857), Emil Theodor Kocher (1841), Auguste Piccard (1884), Heinrich Rohrer (1933), and Benjamin Constant (1767).

Among WRITERS In Switzerland

Among writers born in Switzerland, Karl Barth ranks 5Before him are Johanna Spyri (1827), Carl Spitteler (1845), Erich von Däniken (1935), and Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921). After him are Robert Walser (1878), Max Frisch (1911), Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784), Alejo Carpentier (1904), Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741), Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905), and Gottfried Keller (1819).