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Ethics, Creation, and Philosophy

Kenneth Oakes

in Karl Barth on Theology and Philosophy

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199661169
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745577 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661169.003.0007
Ethics, Creation, and Philosophy

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The first part of Chapter Six deals with the relationship between theological and philosophical ethics in Church Dogmatics II/2. Comparisons to Barth’s Ethics and the essay ‘Theologische und Philosophische Ethik’ are offered in an attempt to show Barth’s increased confidence in the scope and ability of theological ethics. Subsequent sections of the chapter deal with Barth’s doctrine of creation in Church Dogmatics III and the unexpected appearance of long sections dealing with philosophers and philosophical texts within it. A rationale for Barth’s engagements with philosophers is offered and attention is paid to the brief reprisal of the correspondence thesis. Hans Urs von Balthasar’s criticisms of Barth on theology and philosophy are also covered.

Keywords: Barth; theology and philosophy; theological ethics; creation; correspondence; Balthasar

Chapter.  14999 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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