Content

Beginning with his early philosophical theology and concluding with his radical prison writings, this unit will explore the dynamic interaction between Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s leading theological ideas and his engagement with the changing religious, social and political context of Hitler’s Third Reich.

Unit Code: CH3725W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate a holistic understanding of Bonhoeffer’s often controversial theology

2.

Outline the major influences upon Bonhoeffer’s theology;

3.

Analyse the relationship between Bonhoeffer’s theology and his ecclesial and political engagements

4.

Describe the mutual significance of systematic theology and church history in relation to Bonhoeffer’s works as an example of broader applicability

Unit sequence

30 points in CH and 15 points in CT

Pedagogy

lectures, seminars, discussion forums

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar Paper (1,000 words)

25.0
Book Review

Book Review (1,000 words)

25.0
Essay

Essay (2,500 words)

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-25 15:17:47 +1100