Barth's Moral Theology
- Publisher A challenging book examining issues such as biotechnology, AIDS and nuclear weapons and demonstrating that Christian ethics has something important and distinctive to contribute to secular worlds.
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About "Barth's Moral Theology"
John Webster shows how Barth's work as a whole should be regarded as a moral theology. He opens with a study of Barth's ethical thinking in key writings from the period of his break with theological liberalism, and then highlights the moral anthropology set out in his lectures on ethics from the end of the 1920s. He studies the themes of original sin, hope and freedom in Barth's Church Dogmatics, illustrating Barth's concern to prove that divine grace shapes and restores human agency. He explores the theme of the missionary activity of the church in relation to Barth's remarkable treatment of the prophetic office of Christ. He also draws a contrast between the moral anthropology of Barth and Luther.
A challenging book examining issues such as biotechnology, AIDS and nuclear weapons and demonstrating that Christian ethics has something important and distinctive to contribute to secular worlds.
Meet the Author
John B Webster
Professor John Webster (PhD, DD, FRSE) is Chair of Systematic Theology, King's College, University of Aberdeen. An Anglican Evangelical scholar who has had a distinguished career as a professor at the Toronto School of Theology, and seven years as Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford before coming to Aberdeen. He is a prolific author and editor with expertise on Barth and Jungel, some his recent titles include: The Cambridge Companion to Karl Barth (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000), Barth (Continuum, London and New York, 2000), (translated with an introduction) Eberhard Jungel, God's Being is in Becoming. The Trinitarian Being of God in the Theology of Karl Barth (T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 2001) Word and Church. Essays in Christian Dogmatics (T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 2001) Holiness (SCM Press, London, 2003/ Eerdmans), Holy Scripture. A Dogmatic Sketch (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003), Barth's Early Theology (T & T Clark International, 2004) Confessing God. Essays in Christian Dogmatics II (T & T Clark International, London, 2005). His future project include preparing the volume on Ephesians (Brazos Theological Commentary), a multi-volume systematic theology and with Professor Iain Torrance and Professor Kathryn Tanner, editing The Oxford Handbook to Systematic Theology.