This third part in the Doctrine of Creation continues the analysis of the relation between God and creation, beginning with an exposition of divine providence. Following the three-fold conservatio, concursus, gubernatio of the older orthodox dogmatics, Barth describes God's preserving, accompanying, and ruling the earthly existence of all creatures as their Lord and Father. Following the doctrine of providence, Barth examines the opposition and resistance to God's lordship, which he terms das Nichtige (translated primarily as nothingness). Also included in the volume is Barth's examination of angelology, which centers on angels as messengers of God rather than speculating into their nature. Barth concludes by treating the demonic opponents of God's ambassadors, who are exemplified as forces of chaos.
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