"Dogmatics entails risk; it is life-threatening. Consider the situation! The Word of God comes to those who are entirely inadequate for it, and it comes with the command that it be taken up and spoken in human words. We have been commanded to do a task and have been condemned thereby, for none of us is able (in and of ourselves) to fulfil it. The sword of Damocles hangs over the head of every dogmatician in every moment."
Bruce McCormack, Karl Barth's Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology, 344-5.