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Feb 12, 2016: Grove Ethics: Doctrine in Practice - Introducing Karl Barth's Moral Theology

The latest Grove Ethics booklet is "Doctrine in Practice: introducing Karl Barth's Moral Theology" by Michael Leyden. A helpful primer to Barth's often complicated thought with a useful annotated bibliography at the end

Barth argued that since who we are as Christian flows directly out of the Word of God spoken to us through the 'Christ-event', what we do should follow from what we believe about God and the world - our dogmatics - rather than a separate field which can easily be divorced from our faith: a challenge to liberal thinking both then and now.

One consequence is that we should engage in public-square ethical debates as Christians, but there are questions posed (and not yet answered) about how this works in practice. Nevertheless it has the potential to be fruitful confession, mission and evangelism.

 

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