Monday, October 11, 2010

Barth and Chigurh

Week two of the Karl Barth Blog Conference began today. My (perhaps odd) contribution to the "Barth in Conversation" theme kicks it off by engaging with the Coen brother film and Cormac McCarthy novel No Country for Old Men.

"The advertise-
ment said ‘there are no clean
but the film implies there are no
getaways at all."

Feel free to come on by. Push-back and feed-back is not only welcome but invited, including and perhaps even especially from those who may not know Barth but do have opinions about the film or the novel or simply the content of what is said.


Chris E W Green said...

Thanks for your contribution to KBBC; I commented there, too, before I found your site. Although I think (a) there's more to the film than you're allowing and (b) that Christians do need films that impress upon us the horror of evil (w/o in any way glamorizing it), I nonetheless agree wholeheartedly with you (and Barth), that we must be careful not to forget that we live lives illumined by kaine ktsis . If we always sound like Ecclesiastes, and never like Isaiah, we've fallen into despair.

Jon Coutts said...

Thanks Chris. I'll comment over there. (