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The Analogy of Grace: Karl Barth's Moral Theology

Gerald McKenny


Karl Barth believes that not only our righteousness before God (justification) but also our goodness or holiness (sanctification) is accomplished by the work of God's grace in Jesus Christ. But if this is so, what is the nature and role of ethics? This book argues that Barth's moral theology attempts to answer this question, showing how both the development of his ethical thought and its central concepts are best understood from this perspective. The result is a comprehensive treatment of Barth's moral theology which also explores the rich, complex, and often surprising engagements of his posi ... More

Keywords: foreign aid, poverty, Millennium Development Goals, global financial crisis, international finance, policy agenda, developing countries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199582679
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582679.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerald McKenny, author
Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, University of Notre Dame
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