With its emphasis upon the humanly catastrophic consequences of the radical transcendence of God and of divine grace, the second edition of Karl Barth’s Romans should be deeply inhospitable to ethics and utterly unaccommo- dating of the concerns of moral theology. And yet, across his exegesis of chapters 6 and 12 in particular, Barth both elaborates a fulsome account of the presuppo- sitions of a Christian ethic and outlines a vision of Christian moral action as sac- rificial and parabolic witness at once ‘impossible’ and yet ‘actual’ in virtue of God’s justifying grace. In conversation at key junctures with Kierkegaard, this essay examines the fundaments of Barth’s radical evangelical ethics as we meet it on the pages of his controversial commentary.
|Title of host publication||Karl Barth’s Epistle to the Romans|
|Subtitle of host publication||Retrospect and Prospect|
|Editors||Christophe Chalamet, Andreas Dettwiler, Sarah Stewart-Kroeker|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 23 May 2022|
|Name||Theologische Bibliothek Töpelmann |