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Karl Barth develops the doctrine of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead as the way of the crucified Lord to us, the transition of the reality, revelation and power of reconciled human being and action as it is in Jesus Christ pro nobis to others who are as yet untouched by it, but who in this encounter are awakened by it and freed to receive and embrace it and to live in genuine independent subjective correspondence to it. Barth's doctrine of the resurrection of Jesus Christ is as complex as it is important in the overall scheme of his theological understanding. His early reverent astonishment at the resurrection of Jesus Christ grew with him throughout his career, all the while maintaining a privileged position at the heart of his theological understanding. Each aspect is a necessary one, apart from which the gospel loses its cohesiveness.