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Hastening that Waits: Karl Barth's Ethics (Nigel Biggar) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 1996) 9780198263906
Hastening that Waits: Karl Barth's Ethics (Nigel Biggar) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 1996) 9780198263906
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Title: Hastening that Waits: Karl Barth's Ethics

Author: Biggar, Nigel

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 1996

Paperback; ISBN: 9780198263906

Volumes: 1; Pages: 208

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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.ContentsAbbreviations Introduction 1 Ethics as an Aid to Hearing 2 The Trinitarian Dimensions of Ethics 3 Biblical Indications 4 The Ecclesial Matrix of Ethics and Character 5 Eavesdropping in the World Conclusion App. 1. The Divine Commission of an Independent Switzerland App. 2. Ethics and Hearing God's Command App. 3. The Opus Proprium of the State App. 4. The Political Application of the Analogia Fidei Bibliography Index
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