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Citizenship in Heaven and on Earth: Karl Barth's Ethics

Citizenship in Heaven and on Earth: Karl Barth's Ethics

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While Karl Barth is one of the most significant theologians of the twentieth century, his contribution to ethics is less well known and subject to controversy among interpreters. Barth combined his commitment to the church and its particular task in faith and theology with a concern for ethics and politics in wider society. By examining the historical development of Barth's ethics, this study traces the vital influences and considerable shifts in Barth's understanding of the ethical task, situating him within his political context. Alexander Massmann provides a comprehensive explication and assessment of the full scope of Barth's ethics, from the first edition of the Romans commentary to the final volume of the Church Dogmatics. General questions of Barth's methodology in ethics and case studies in applied ethics are both analyzed in their intricate connection to his dogmatic thought. The study highlights how an ethical approach emerged in which the freedom of the gospel allows for considerable openness to empirical insights from other disciplines. The author reevaluates Barth's ethics in a constructive vision of the role of the church in the quest for a just society.

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While Karl Barth is one of the most significant theologians of the twentieth century, his contribution to ethics is less well known and subject to controversy among interpreters. Barth combined his commitment to the church and its particular task in faith and theology with a concern for ethics and politics in wider society. By examining the historical development of Barth's ethics, this study traces the vital influences and considerable shifts in Barth's understanding of the ethical task, situating him within his political context. Alexander Massmann provides a comprehensive explication and assessment of the full scope of Barth's ethics, from the first edition of the Romans commentary to the final volume of the Church Dogmatics. General questions of Barth's methodology in ethics and case studies in applied ethics are both analyzed in their intricate connection to his dogmatic thought. The study highlights how an ethical approach emerged in which the freedom of the gospel allows for considerable openness to empirical insights from other disciplines. The author reevaluates Barth's ethics in a constructive vision of the role of the church in the quest for a just society.
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Meet the Author

Alexander Massmann

Alexander Massmann is a postdoctoral researcher in theology at Heidelberg University in Germany. He studied at Heidelberg University, Duke University, and Princeton Theological Seminary and was a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK. He was awarded the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise in 2013. A

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction: 1. The Development Of Barth's Ethics From The First Epistle To The Romans To Church Dogmatics; 2. The Ethics Of The Doctrine Of God In Cd Ll/2; 3. The Ethics Of The Doctrine Of Creation In Cd Iii/4; 4. The Foundations Of Ethics In The Doctrine Of Reconciliation In Cd Iv; 5. Perspectives: Responsibility And Faith In The Triune God; Bibliography.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 432965
  • Product Code 9781451478143
  • ISBN 1451478143
  • EAN 9781451478143
  • Pages 336
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Nov 2015
  • Sales Rank #73230
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 36 mm
  • Weight 0.449kg

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