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Reading Karl Barth, Interrupting Moral Technique, Transforming Biomedical Ethics

Moyse, Ashley John (2015) Reading Karl Barth, Interrupting Moral Technique, Transforming Biomedical Ethics. Palgrave Macmillan, US. 288pp. ISBN 9781137536907

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Abstract

The age of modern biomedical science has raised many difficult ethical questions. Accordingly, leaders in bioethics have articulated methods to direct the on-going discourse while providing the systems necessary for making morally efficient decisions.

In this thought-provoking study, Ashley John Moyse suggests a theory of ethics that interrupts and transforms the contemporary and abstract modes of moral discourse. Moyse moves the moral discussion of bioethics beyond abstract ends, obligations, and common moral categories. At the same time, he challenges readers to take seriously the concrete moral tasks of existence. Moyse engages with Karl Barth's philosophical and theological thinking in order to investigate the moral discussions surrounding biomedical ethics. The book engagingly illuminates a path toward moral discernment that recognizes the significance of human flourishing. According to Moyse, Barth's moral theology not only grounds humans as ontologically relational but also fuels responsibility to, with, and for one's neighbors.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Biomedical ethics. Karl Barth
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220305 Ethical Theory
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
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Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 01:18
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 05:20
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1831

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