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Dialectical Theology.

Term used to describe the theol. method of K. Barth* (see Switzerland, Contemporary Theology in), who stressed that God is transcendent, the “Wholly Other,” so that He cannot be characterized in some simple formula. Statements about God must perhaps be paradoxical, with each affirmation balanced by a negation to do justice to God's infinite transcendence. See also Brunner, Heinrich Emil: Neoorthodoxy; Niebuhr, Reinhold.

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