Being in Action Paperback

the Theological Shape of Barth's Ethical Vision

by Paul T Nimmo;


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Being in Action

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This book investigates the way in which the actualistic ontology - i.e., the fact that God and human agents are beings-in-act in a covenant relationship - that underlies the Church Dogmatics of Karl Barth affects his conception of ethical agency. It analyses this effect along three paths of inquiry: knowing what is right (the noetic dimension), doing what is right (the ontic dimension), and achieving what is right (the telic dimension). The first section of the book explores the discipline of theological ethics as Barth construes it, both in its theoretical status and in its actual practice. In the second section, the ontological import of ethical agency for Barth is considered in relation to the divine action and the divine command. The final section of the book examines the teleological purpose envisaged in this theological ethics in terms of participation, witness, and glorification.

Being in Action by Paul T Nimmo was published by Continuum in February 2011 and is our 53764th best seller. The ISBN for Being in Action is 9780567099198.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherContinuum (February 2011)
Weight310g
Number of Pages216
Thickness11 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567099198
ISBN-100567099199
Product Code3967029
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