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“Was sollen wir tun?” Theological reflections on aspects of the ethics of Karl Barth

J.H. (Amie) van Wyk
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 63, No 4 | a254 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v63i4.254 | © 2007 J.H. (Amie) van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 May 2007 | Published: 07 May 2007

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J.H. (Amie) van Wyk, North-West University, South Africa

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The author investigates some aspects of the ethics of the wellknown Swiss theologian Karl Barth. The article focuses on to the coherence between dogmatics and ethics, aspects of theocentricity and christocentricty, followed by an exploration of Barth’s views on (homo-)sexuality and politics. Before concluding, a final question is discussed: did Barth practice what he preached? – that is the question regarding integrity. Although the author may not agree with some facets of Barth’s theology, he has and shows appreciation for many of Barth’s views on ethics.


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