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: CH9092P
Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit Discipline: Church History
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
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.
Prerequisites: 30 points in CT, 15 points in CH
Guided reading, specialist input, student discussion, guided and independent research, feedback on written work.
Tutorial Paper – 1000 words
Book Review – 1,500 words
Essay – 3,500 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 5 Sep, 2018
Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-28 13:41:04 +1100