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.
Articulate a holistic understanding of Bonhoeffer’s often controversial theology
Outline the major influences upon Bonhoeffer’s theology;
Critique the relationship between Bonhoeffer’s theology and his ecclesial and political engagements;
Analyse the mutual significance of systematic theology and church history in relation to Bonhoeffer’s works as an example of broader applicability
Critique both primary and secondary literature in Bonhoeffer studies in light of contemporary challenges.
45 points in Foundational Units
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Seminar Paper (1,000 words)
Book Review (1,500 words)
Essay (3,500 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-28 11:34:42 +1100