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Struggling Together toward Human Being: Sobornost and the Ethics of Karl Barth

Moyse, Ashley John (2016) Struggling Together toward Human Being: Sobornost and the Ethics of Karl Barth. In: Correlating Sobornost: Conversations Between Karl Barth and the Orthodox Tradition. Fortress, Minneapolis, pp. 311-334. ISBN 9781506410753

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This essay expounds upon sobornost as opening up a “moral space” within which human being might ¢ourish. Moyse reads Barth as concerned to disavow any form of principled moral decision making that might detract a priori from the particular moral encounter in which the subject is given to act. As such, Barth °nds a home amid the conceptuality of sobornost as the space within which each agent is given to the other (both divine and human). Human agency is, therefore, unable to be construed in competitive terms but can only be spoken of as formed in an inextricably particular set of (ecclesial) relations to which the subject is given to be responsible.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Sobornost, Karl Barth, Ethics
Fields of Research: 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 > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Ecumenical Studies
D - Ethics / Moral Theology
C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
Depositing User: Dr Ashley John Moyse
Date Deposited: 02 May 2016 01:28
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2018 03:04
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1873

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