Barths Ethics of Reconciliation by John Bainbridge WebsterBarths Ethics of Reconciliation by John Bainbridge Webster

Barths Ethics of Reconciliation

byJohn Bainbridge Webster

Paperback | November 5, 2007

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It is arguable that one of the most serious obstacles to a proper appreciation of Barth's magnum opus is an inadequate grasp of the fact that the Church Dogmatics is a work of moral theology as well as of systematics. A failure to take this point seriously often lies behind critiques of Barth's theology generally, when he is accused of being abstracted from the world of human history and action. By reinterpreting Barth's work as an ethical dogmatics, Webster shows that such readings are all too often abortive from the beginning.
Title:Barths Ethics of ReconciliationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:November 5, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521044111

ISBN - 13:9780521044110


Table of Contents

A note on references; Introduction; 1. Revelation and God; 2. Creation and reconciliation; 3. The moral field; 4. Baptism with the Holy Spirit; 5. Baptism with water; 6. The Christian life; 7. 'The room of the gospel': Barth's moral ontology; Select secondary bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This fine book makes an important contribution to both the interpretation of Barth and to a Christian theological account of human agency....Webster succeeds in his central constructive intent of drawing out of the texts of Barth an ethical dogmatics that contributes both to the interpretation of Barth and to developing a theological account of human agency." James J. Buckley, Pro Ecclesia