[ bahr-tee-uh n, -thee- ]
/ ˈbɑr ti ən, -θi- /


of or relating to Karl Barth or his theology.


a supporter or adherent of Karl Barth or his theology.


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Origin of Barthian

First recorded in 1925–30; Barth + -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for barthian

/ (ˈbɑːtɪən, -θɪən) /


of or relating to Karl Barth (1886–1968), the Swiss Protestant theologian, or his ideas


a person who supports or believes in the ideas of Karl Barth
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