iv.1.58.3 In the short (!!) third section of section 58, Barth continues by discussing the “middle” point—“which both differentiates and comprehends [reconciliation]”—between looking up toward the reconciling grace (part 1) and down to the being of man in reconciliation (part 2): the atonement made in and by Jesus Christ. The atonement is “…the middle point the one thing from which neither the God who turns to man nor man converted to God can be abstracted, in which and by which both are what they are, in which and to which they stand in that mutual relationship”. That middle point is Jesus Christ; in Him and by His atoning work, God is turned toward humanity and humanity is converted to God: without Christ, there is no reconciliation, for both turning and converting are dependent on Him and His work. “[Jesus Christ] exists as the mediator between God and man in the sense that in Him God’s reconciling of man and man’s reconciliation with God are event”. Jesus functions in this role as the middle point, as the Mediator in a “comprehensive whole” neither his divinity nor his humanity out weighing the other . In reconciliation by Jesus, humanity is confronted with Jesus as Man, as God, and as the God-Man. With this Jesus, in this proposed three-foldness of Jesus, Barth will demonstrate how reconciliation has a threefold office and how all three offices must be held together to form the whole of who Jesus is as the middle point of reconciliation as the mediator (in part 4).