The second half of the Doctrine of God begins with Barth's creative reformulation of Calvin's doctrine of election. This innovative rethinking of election is christologically grounded and moves beyond the often vexing issue of "double predestination." Rather than speculating about an inscrutable divine decision to elect or reject certain individuals, Barth's thought leads him to affirm a universal election. Jesus Christ is viewed as both the elect and the electing God, who bore humanity's rejection through the cross. The second part of the present volume examines the problem and task of theological ethics by way of its origin in God's command.
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