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Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christian Humanism, PDF eBook

Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christian Humanism PDF

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Jens Zimmermann locates Bonhoeffer within the Christian humanist tradition extending back to patristic theology.

He begins by explaining Bonhoeffer's own use of the term humanism (and Christian humanism), and considering how his criticism of liberal Protestant theology prevents him from articulating his own theology rhetorically as a Christian humanism.

He then provides an in-depth portrayal of Bonhoeffer's theological anthropology and establishes that Bonhoeffer'sChristology and attendant anthropology closely resemble patristic teaching. The volume also considers Bonhoeffer's mature anthropology, focusing in particular on the Christian self.

It introduces the hermeneutic quality of Bonhoeffer's theology as a further important feature of his Christianhumanism.

In contrast to secular and religious fundamentalisms, Bonhoeffer offers a hermeneutic understanding of truth as participation in the Christ event that makes interpretation central to human knowing. Having established the hermeneutical structure of his theology, and his personalist configuration of reality, Zimmermann outlines Bonhoeffer's ethics as 'Christformation'.

Building on the hermeneutic theology and participatory ethics of the previous chapters, he then shows how a major partof Bonhoeffer's life and theology, namely his dedication to the Bible as God's word, is also consistent with his Christian humanism.

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  • Format: PDF
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
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  • Category: Christian theology
  • ISBN: 9780192568700

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