Graciously Commanded

Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Karl Barth on the Decalogue

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This essay examines and compares the treatment of the Decalogue in the theological ethics of Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It argues that while both theologians orient their exposition of the Decalogue by attending to its primary character as divine self-revelation, approach it with a view to a Christian ethics of divine command, and frame their understandings in decisively christological terms, they differ markedly on the extent to which the commandments themselves can and ought to be understood as representing concrete divine commands.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-141
Number of pages14
JournalScottish Journal of Theology
Volume71
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

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Divine Command
Decalogue
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Karl Barth
Exposition
Commandments
Orient
Self-revelation
Theological Ethics
Christian Ethics
Theologians

Keywords

  • Karl Barth
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • commandment
  • decalogue
  • law and gospel

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Graciously Commanded : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Karl Barth on the Decalogue. / Ziegler, Philip Gordon.

In: Scottish Journal of Theology, Vol. 71, No. 2, 01.05.2018, p. 127-141.

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