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

  • JH van Wyk


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.

HTS Theological Studies Vol. 63 (4) 2007: pp. 1565-1585

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