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Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Christian and the Church in and for the World

John G. Stackhouse

in Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173581
eISBN:
9780199851683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173581.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the thoughts and views of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer on the role of Jesus Christ and the Church in society. Bonhoeffer maintained that he and his fellow Christians ... More


Other Key Sayings

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Offers new interpretations of many of Jesus’ most memorable sayings, bringing into sharper focus their originality, often obscured in the literature by various superficial parallels. For example, ... More


Introduction

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the similar forms, themes, and functions that tend to recur in the prison writing of European intellectuals. The book ... More


Introduction

John G. Stackhouse

in Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173581
eISBN:
9780199851683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173581.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This introductory chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to answer American theologian H. Reinhold Niebuhr's question about the role of people for Jesus Christ in society. This book ... More


Caricatures of the Two Kingdoms

Michael P. DeJonge

in Bonhoeffer’s Reception of Luther

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198797906
eISBN:
9780191839252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797906.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Prominent interpreters of Bonhoeffer (including Clifford Green, Larry Rasmussen, and Stanley Hauerwas) have distanced him from the Lutheran tradition of thinking in terms of “two kingdoms.” An ... More


Introduction: An Argument for Bonhoeffer Interpretation

Michael P. DeJonge

in Bonhoeffer’s Reception of Luther

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198797906
eISBN:
9780191839252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797906.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The introduction frames the book’s argument by noting that while Bonhoeffer engages with no theologian more than Luther, there has been little scholarly work on Bonhoeffer’s intellectual relationship ... More


On the Way toward Christocentrism

Michael P. DeJonge

in Bonhoeffer’s Reception of Luther

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198797906
eISBN:
9780191839252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797906.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter brings attention to Bonhoeffer’s connection with the Luther renaissance through his teacher and the leader of that movement, Karl Holl. Engagement with Holl crystalized in the young ... More


Introduction: Bonhoeffer Moments Right and Left

Michael P. DeJonge

in Bonhoeffer on Resistance: The Word Against the Wheel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198824176
eISBN:
9780191863264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824176.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The Introduction begins by noting the frequency and ease with which Bonhoeffer is mentioned in contemporary conversations about political resistance. Nonetheless, it would be difficult to derive from ... More


Conclusion: Contexts and Dogma

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

America's leading theologians from the time of Jonathan Edwards to the period of the Civil War were fully convinced that their work had eternal significance. They were widely, and legitimately, ... More


Places of Responsibility: Educating for Multiple Callings in Multiple Communities

Kathryn A. Kleinhans

in At This Time and In This Place: Vocation and Higher Education

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190243920
eISBN:
9780190243951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243920.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter narrates the historical development of the concept of vocation (including Martin Luther’s decisive role), as well as exploring its implications for an account of vocation and calling in ... More


The Art of Creaturely Life: A Question of Human Propriety

Norman Wirzba

in Being-in-Creation: Human Responsibility in an Endangered World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264995
eISBN:
9780823266876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264995.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Norman Wizba responds to Jean-Luc Nancy’s questions “who comes after the subject?” He does so by suggesting that “creatureliness is a more faithful and compelling rendition of human life than… modern ... More


The Cruciform Imaginary

Noah J. Toly

in The Gardeners' Dirty Hands: Environmental Politics and Christian Ethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190249427
eISBN:
9780190249441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190249427.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the role of social imaginaries in revealing the tragic, justifying responses to the tragic, and patterning legitimate courses of action in the face of the tragic. It examines ... More


Bonhoeffer’s Reception of Luther

Michael P. DeJonge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198797906
eISBN:
9780191839252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797906.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book outlines the Lutheran contours of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theology. Chapter 1 shows Bonhoeffer emerging from the Luther renaissance with a theology that places Christ’s word, person, and ... More


Bonhoeffer on Resistance: The Word Against the Wheel

Michael P. DeJonge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198824176
eISBN:
9780191863264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824176.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

A recent flurry of references to Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the context of political resistance shows that the story of his struggle against the Third Reich continues to animate imaginations across a ... More


Political Life

Michael P. DeJonge

in Bonhoeffer on Resistance: The Word Against the Wheel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198824176
eISBN:
9780191863264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824176.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

If we assume a Lutheran account of justification as well as the distinction between law and gospel as presented in Chapter 2, the resulting image of God’s activity in the world is a coordinated, ... More


Weizsäcker and Bonhoeffer

Judith N. Shklar

Samantha Ashenden and Andreas Hess (eds)

in On Political Obligation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300214994
eISBN:
9780300245417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214994.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this chapter Shklar discusses the moral dilemmas and the difficult choices that people face when confronted with making decisions under extreme circumstances. The two cases discussed are that of ... More


Resistance to the State and the Mistreatment of Jews

Michael P. DeJonge

in Bonhoeffer on Resistance: The Word Against the Wheel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198824176
eISBN:
9780191863264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824176.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter relates Bonhoeffer’s resistance to the state to the issue of his concern for the persecution of Jews under the Nazi regime. Although it has been common to see a direct relationship ... More


Into the Conspiracy

Michael P. DeJonge

in Bonhoeffer on Resistance: The Word Against the Wheel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198824176
eISBN:
9780191863264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824176.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins examination of the third phase of Bonhoeffer’s resistance, beginning in 1939 and characterized by his participation in a conspiracy to kill Adolf Hitler and overthrow the Third ... More


The Directly Political Word of the Church

Michael P. DeJonge

in Bonhoeffer on Resistance: The Word Against the Wheel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198824176
eISBN:
9780191863264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824176.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter continues the examination of Bonhoeffer’s first phase of resistance through exposition of “The Church and the Jewish Question,” presenting the second kind of word-resistance, the ... More


An Extraordinary Confession

Michael P. DeJonge

in Bonhoeffer on Resistance: The Word Against the Wheel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198824176
eISBN:
9780191863264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824176.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

If the church decides to seize the wheel, to speak the directly political word, Bonhoeffer writes, then the church will find itself in statu confessionis. This chapter examines the phrase status ... More


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