The Hastening That Waits: Karl Barth's Ethics / Edition 1

The Hastening That Waits: Karl Barth's Ethics / Edition 1

by Nigel Biggar, N. Biggar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198263902

ISBN-13: 9780198263906

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book offers a fresh and up-to-date account of the ethical thought of Karl Barth, one of the twentieth century's greatest theologians. In it, the author seeks to recover Barth's ethics from some widespread misunderstandings, and also presents a picture of it as a whole. Drawing on recently published sources, Biggar construes the ethics of the Church Dogmatics

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This book offers a fresh and up-to-date account of the ethical thought of Karl Barth, one of the twentieth century's greatest theologians. In it, the author seeks to recover Barth's ethics from some widespread misunderstandings, and also presents a picture of it as a whole. Drawing on recently published sources, Biggar construes the ethics of the Church Dogmatics as it might have been had Barth lived to complete it. However, The Hastening that Waits is more than apology and description. For it recommends to contemporary Christian ethics the theological rigor with which Barth expounds the good life in terms of the living presence of God-in-Christ to his creatures; his conception of right human action as that which is able to hasten in the service of humanity precisely by waiting prayerfully upon God; and his discriminate openness to moral wisdom outside the Christian church. Among particular topics treated are: the concepts of human freedom and of created moral order; moral norms and their relation to individual vocation; the relative ethical roles of the Bible, the Church, philosophy, and empirical science; moral character and its formation; and the problem of war.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198263906
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Series:
Oxford Studies in Theological Ethics Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.54(d)
Lexile:
1600L (what's this?)

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