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December 11, 2009

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Richard L. Floyd

Jim,
A wonderful post. Thank you for responding to my comment so fully and with such insight about these two important Christian thinkers and writers. And your mention of Grunwald's “Crucifixion” has deep resonances for me as well. I knew that Barth had a print of it over his writing desk, so in 1995, after my St Andrews sabbatical, I dragged my family to Basel, and then back over the border to Colmar in France to see the Isenheim altarpiece. It is really quite spectacular and very moving. When the work I did at St. Andrews was later published (“When I Survey the Wondrous Cross: Reflections of the Atonement” , Pickwick, 2000) we paid the museum in Colmar for permission to us the picture on the cover. For Barth, it was the elongated finger of John the Baptist that represented the proper Christian stance as one who points beyond himself or herself to Christ. Pardon the long comment.
Rick

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