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Published in the Trinity Journal, ns 25 no 2 Fall 2004, p 187-213.


Karl Barth is often misunderstood regarding his views of Scripture, hence we must survey his "ontology of Holy Scripture" and then discuss various misinterpretations of Barth's understanding of the nature of Scripture. Such men as David Mueller, Otto Weber, Arnold Come and T. F. Torrance and Evangelicals as C. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. F. H. Henry and Bernard Ramm are shown to be deficient in their analysis of Barth's view of Scripture, especially as regards a bifurcation of the text and the Word of God.