Journal of Religious Ethics 41 (3):541-547 (2013)

Edmund Santurri
St. Olaf College
The author notes an unclarity in David Novak's defense of Reinhold Niebuhr against Stanley Hauerwas's critique and identifies some issues left unsettled in the exchange between Novak and Hauerwas over Niebuhr's ethics. Specifically, the author proposes that the Barthian-Hauerwasian communitarian rejection of Niebuhrian natural theology and natural law ignores the historical abuse of biblical theology in the German Christian response to the Nazis, fails to account for the fact of general moral revulsion against Nazism, and flirts itself with a conventionalist form of nihilism
Keywords Barmen Declaration  David Novak  ethical particularism  Reinhold Niebuhr  Stanley Hauerwas  liberal theology  christocentric ethics  nihilism  relativism  natural theology  Karl Barth  natural law  communitarianism
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DOI 10.1111/jore.12028
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