Mysteries in the Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Author: Kirsten Busch Nielsen,Ulrik Nissen

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525563472

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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English summary: This volume addresses key issues in recent research into Bonhoeffer's writings: cognition, culture and religion. In relation to each of these issues, Bonhoeffer's insights seem worth dealing with not only for the sake of understanding Bonhoeffer better, but also as part of theology's dealing with these issues as such today. German description: Eine kritische Konfrontation von Dietrich Bonhoeffers Theologie mit aktuellen, ihr fremden Problemstellungen. Auf unkonventionelle Art konfrontieren die Autoren dieses Bandes Dietrich Bonhoeffers Theologie mit aktuellen Themen und Fragestellungen, etwa der interkulturellen Verstandigung, der Okologie, Globalisierung, der Wiederkehr der Religion sowie der Funktion theologischer Ethik in der sakularen Gesellschaft. Da diese Probleme Bonhoeffer meist fremd waren, kommt es zu einer kritischen Relecture seines Werks und einer vorurteilsfreien Erorterung der Gegenwartsrelevanz seines Denkens. Dadurch wird eine neue, reizvoll verfremdende Perspektive auf Bonhoeffers Werk erreicht. Der fur Bonhoeffers Denken wichtige Geheimnisbegriff bundelt die einzelnen Uberlegungen.

Karl Barth in the Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Author: Andreas Pangritz

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532617348

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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This important work explores the complex relationship between two of the twentieth century’s most formidable Christian thinkers—Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Seizing on a much-discussed criticism that Bonhoeffer made of Barth’s theology in his prison letters—that Barth was guilty of a “positivism of revelation”—Andreas Pangritz challenges scholars who have used this statement, despite being left undeveloped by Bonhoeffer, as a wedge to separate the two theologians. Through a careful study of Barth’s and Bonhoeffer’s works, of their correspondence, and of Barth’s comments and revisions after Bonhoeffer’s death, Pangritz clarifies the close yet sometimes strained relationship between Barth and Bonhoeffer and cautiously makes the case that Bonhoeffer’s criticism has been overemphasized and did not mark a significant breach between the two great theologians. Much more than a study of a disputed discourse in historical theology, this engaging volume also raises concerns of continuing relevance regarding the role of theology in our secular society.

The Mystery of Holy Night

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer,Manfred Weber,Peter Heinegg

Publisher: Crossroad Classic

ISBN: 9780824515911

Category: Religion

Page: 48

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer was imprisoned by the Gestapo in April 1943 and murdered two years later at the age of 39. These meditations--selected from his own writings and homilies--reflect on that deepest meaning of Christmas that can shine through even the darkest moments of life. The text and color artwork invite readers to share Bonhoeffer's deep faith in the reality of Christmas, no matter what our circumstances.

Reclaiming Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Author: Charles Marsh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195354812

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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In this book, Marsh offers a new way of reading the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Christian theologian who was executed for his role in the resistance against Hitler and the Nazis. Focusing on Bonhoeffer's substantial philosophical interests, Marsh examines his work in the context of the German philosophical tradition, from Kant through Hegel to Heidegger. Marsh argues that Bonhoeffer's description of human identity offers a compelling alternative to post-Kantian conceptions of selfhood. In addition, he shows that Bonhoeffer, while working within the boundaries of Barth's theology, provides both a critique and redescription of the tradition of transcendental subjectivity. This fresh look at Bonhoeffer's thought will provoke much discussion in the theological academy and the church, as well as in broader forums of intellectual life.

Religionless Christianity

Author: Jeffrey C. Pugh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567650367

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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This book is an interpretation of Bonhoeffer in the contemporary context. Jeffrey Pugh puts Bonhoeffer's theology in perspective by revisiting some of the themes of his life that have found abiding significance in Christian theology. Starting with a chapter on why Bonhoeffer is still important for us today, this book moves to chapters that bring Bonhoeffer into conversation with our present situation. In each of these chapters Pugh takes one of the central ideas of Bonhoeffer and gives them a fresh perspective. Many of Bonhoeffer books today are written from an exegetical perspective, they try and get at exactly what Bonhoeffer meant. Others are written from a hermeneutical perspective, they try and interpret Bonhoeffer's abiding significance. This book seeks to combine both these approaches to offer interpretations of Bonhoeffer that are germane to our situation today.

Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Author: Wolf Krötke

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1493416790

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Wolf Krötke, a foremost interpreter of the theologies of Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, demonstrates the continuing significance of these two theologians for Christian faith and life. This book enables readers to look with fresh eyes at the theologies of Barth and Bonhoeffer and offers new insights for reading the history of modern theology. It also helps churches see how they can be creative minorities in societies that have forgotten God. Translated by a senior American scholar of Christian theology, this is the first major translation of Krötke's work in the English language. The book includes a foreword by George Hunsinger.

Waiting for the Word

Author: Frits de Lange,Frederik de Lange

Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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This study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Frits de Lange, unique for its application of modern language theory, provides an insightful reconstruction and analysis of Bonhoeffer's use of religious language and its implications for understanding his thought more broadly.

The Polyphony of Life

Author: Andreas Pangritz

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532661525

Category: Religion

Page: 92

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This fascinating book, which explores an intriguing idea formulated by Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the very last months of his life, has up until now been available only to German readers. Since Polyphonie des Lebens first appeared twenty-five years ago, a whole new generation of scholars has come into contact, in English as well as in the original German, with the entire collection of his works, as well as with a huge body of Bonhoeffer studies that have provided an exhaustive assessment of the man and his theology. But now with this brand new English edition of a book that explores a neglected but significant aspect of his life, readers may be surprised to discover how Bonhoeffer’s interest in music influenced him—he seriously considered becoming a professional musician as a teenager, but chose the path of theology instead—and that not only did music provide him with a rich inner world of solace during his daily life while confined in Tegel Prison during 1943 and 1944, but music also lent him a remarkable metaphor for the fragmentary nature of life itself. In Polyphony of Life Andreas Pangritz explores Bonhoeffer’s musical development and its impact on his theology and so fills in an important gap in the record of Bonhoeffer’s life and thought.

Led into Mystery

Author: John de Gruchy

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334049865

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Led into Mystery is an unanticipated sequel to John de Gruchy's book Being Human: Confessions of a Christian Humanist. It was prompted by the untimely and tragic death of his eldest son, Steve, in February 2010, and the questions this posed about the meaning of life and death from the perspective of Christian faith.