Karl Barth (b. 1886, Baruth - d. 1968, Leipzig) was a Protestant theologian who pioneered what has become known as Neo-Orthodoxy. He is the author of the Church Dogmatics and the Gottingen Dogmatics, as well as a number of Biblical commentaries, most famously on the Book of Romans. He was heavily involved in the authorship of the Barmen declaration in 1934 which stated disapproval of Nazism by German Protestants. Despite his bootstrapping of Neo-Orthodoxy, Barth rejects Biblical inerrancy, and he also rejects stronger forms of predestination.