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The Hastening that Waits: Karl Barth's Ethics

Nigel Biggar


This book offers a fresh and up-to-date account of the ethical thought of one of the 20th century's greatest theologians: Karl Barth. The book seeks to recover Barth's ethics from some widespread misunderstandings, and also present a picture of it as a whole. Drawing on recently published sources, it construes the ethics of the Church Dogmatics as it might have been had Barth lived to complete it. However, this book is more than apology and description, for it recommends to contemporary Christian ethics the theological rigour with which Barth expounds the good life in terms of the living prese ... More

Keywords: Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics, Christian ethics, God-in-Christ, right human action, God, moral wisdom, Christian church, human freedom, moral order

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198264576
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264576.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nigel Biggar, author
Oriel College, Oxford
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