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Talk about God, however, is the Word of God not in worship, education,

social action, or even theology in the narrower sense, but in the commissioned

proclamation of the church in its twofold form as preaching and sacrament

Here both Liberal Protestantism and Roman

Catholicism fall into error. The former misunderstands preaching, rebels

against it, and tries to replace it by action—this was already occurring

in the fourth decade of the twentieth century. The latter

overexalts the sacrament at the expense of the sermon, for which it

usually finds a place, but only as apologetic instruction or moral exhortation.

In performing its task dogmatics has, of course, no

right or commission to rule. It has no higher source of knowledge nor

does it have any immanent end or law. In its concern for the truth of

proclamation as man's word, it fulfils the role of servant and not of


If proclamation is God's Word, then

the Word will be its commission (89f.), the Word will be its theme (90f.),

the Word will be its judgment (92), and finally the Word will be the

event, so that as man's word is spoken, so, too, is God's

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