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Introduction

NIGEL BIGGAR

in The Hastening that Waits

Published in print March 1993 | ISBN: 9780198264576
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682728 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264576.003.0001

Series: Oxford Studies in Theological Ethics

Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion on the lack of attention given to the ethical thought of Karl Barth. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to correct certain false understandings of Barth's mature ethical thought, as well as offer a fresh reading of it in the light of newly available sources. Furthermore, it relates this reading to appropriate focuses of contemporary discussions within the field of Christian ethics, in order to suggest points at which Barth has a positive contribution to make. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: Karl Barth; theology; ethical thought; Christian ethics

Chapter.  2450 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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