The Academic Roots of Bonhoeffer’s Ethical Theology

Michael P. DeJonge

in Bonhoeffer's Theological Formation

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199639786
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738708 | DOI:
The Academic Roots of Bonhoeffer’s Ethical Theology

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Despite the various and often drastic changes in Bonhoeffer’s thought, he remained committed to the person‐theology and its hermeneutic thought‐form, as this concluding chapter demonstrates with reference to Bonhoeffer’s Discipleship and Ethics. In these later works, Bonhoeffer treats reality in terms of the person of Christ, that is, as the reconciliation of oppositions in history. As is consistent with this understanding of reality, Bonhoeffer’s ethical and theological reflection proceeds hermeneutically, unpacking the implications of the fact that God and world are together in the person of Christ.

Keywords: Discipleship; Ethics; reconciliation; hermeneutic; person; continuity

Chapter.  7137 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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