By Karl Barth
Described through Pope Pius XII because the most vital theologian due to the fact Thomas Aquinas, the Swiss pastor and theologian, Karl Barth, is still a big impact on scholars, students and preachers today.
Barth's theology discovered its expression ordinarily via his heavily reasoned fourteen-part magnum opus, Die Kirchliche Dogmatik. Having taken over 30 years to write down, the Church Dogmatics is thought of as probably the most vital theological works of all time, and represents the top of Barth's success as a theologian.
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Vita 363; see also H. St. J. Thackeray, op. , 27. '* A direct result of this was a one-sided and partisan attitude t o w a r d s this part of the history of the J e w s . Josephus criticizes the Jewish people, for example, for their unruliness and praises the Hellenistic Syrians for their l o y a l t y . '* W h a t is also noticeably absent from this part of Josephus' w o r k is the characteristically Jewish rehgious m o t i v a t i o n for the course o f history and the emphasis on divine intervention, an element that occurs frequently in the later part of his w o r k .
D . *' B y that time, the Jewish freedom m o v e m e n t had finally See below for a detailed analysis, p. 277fr. ""L. Kadman, The Coins of the Jewish War o/66-7J, Jerusalem 1960. H. Strack, Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash, 3rd. ed. F. Moore, Judaism, 1, 93ff. THE S E C O N D A R Y S O U R C E S 21 collapsed. Despite this, h o w e v e r , the rabbinic c o n t r i b u t i o n to o u r k n o w l e d g e of the Zealot m o v e m e n t is u n d o u b t e d l y o u r m o s t i m p o r t a n t source of information apart from the w o r k of Josephus himself.
T h e later writers of C h u r c h history such as Eusebius, h o w e v e r , saw the Zealots only as Josephus had seen t h e m and therefore contributed n o t h i n g n e w to the fund of o u r k n o w l e d g e of the m o v e m e n t . " Several valuable pieces of information a b o u t Zealotism are contained, o n the other hand, in H i p p o l y t u s ' description of various Jewish sects in his ' R e f u t a t i o n of all Heresies'. H e obviously regarded the Zealots as a s u b - g r o u p of the Essene m o v e m e n t .