Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Exploring theological ethics

I previously posted about a theological reading group I am in which started with Miroslav Wolf's Exclusion and Embrace. We have since read Creation Regained by Wolters. This year we are beginning with a range of separate readings. This fortnight it is some essays by Stanley Hauerwas, arguably one of the most influential living writers on theological ethics. I have not read him before and am enjoying him. The first article is How "Christian ethics" came to be.

Hauerwas has been heavily influenced by Karl Barth and it is interesting to read a short article he wrote for First Things which introduces Barth's Dogmatics in Outline and recommends an annual reading!

Another fascinating article is No, this war would not be moral, published in Time magazine in 2003. It concerns US President Bush's claim that the war against Iraq was justified because Saddam Hussein was 'evil'.

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