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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


The Divine Mandates and Political Resistance

Joshua Mauldin

in Barth, Bonhoeffer, and Modern Politics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198867517
eISBN:
9780191904288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867517.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

Building on the framework established in Chapter 3, this chapter interprets Bonhoeffer’s account of the divine mandates as a Hegelian-inspired account of the “ethical life” or Sittlichkeit of modern ... More


Dietrich Bonhoeffer on the Ethical Life of Modern Society

Joshua Mauldin

in Barth, Bonhoeffer, and Modern Politics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198867517
eISBN:
9780191904288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867517.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

Turning to the 1930s and 1940s, this chapter explicates how Dietrich Bonhoeffer reflected on modern society amid the rise of National Socialism in Germany. Bonhoeffer’s insights are relevant beyond ... More


An Ethic of Responsibility

Kristopher Norris

in Witnessing Whiteness

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190055813
eISBN:
9780190055844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055813.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins the constructive turn in the book and outlines the contours and substance of an ethic of responsibility. The chapter begins by noting the impotence of efforts at “racial ... 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


A Secularism of the Royal Doors: Toward an Eastern Orthodox Christian Theology of Secularism

Brandon Gallaher

in Fundamentalism or Tradition: Christianity after Secularism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823285792
eISBN:
9780823288755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285792.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The opposites, sacred and secular, are in an ‘original’ or ‘polemical unity’ in Christ and do not have their reality except in Him in a polemical attitude toward one another bearing witness in this ... 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


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


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


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


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


Barth, Bonhoeffer, and Modern Politics

Joshua Mauldin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198867517
eISBN:
9780191904288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867517.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

Recent political events around the world have raised the specter of an impending collapse of democratic institutions. Contemporary worries about the decline of liberal democracy harken back to the ... More


Christian Calling and the Ideal of Martyrdom in the Real World

Matthew D. Lundberg

in Christian Martyrdom and Christian Violence: On Suffering and Wielding the Sword

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197566596
eISBN:
9780197566626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197566596.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Setting just war reasoning into its broader context, this chapter begins by examining the logic, weight, and dangers of the “realist” traditions of Christian ethics, especially Augustine, Niebuhr, ... More


Introduction

Joshua Mauldin

in Barth, Bonhoeffer, and Modern Politics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198867517
eISBN:
9780191904288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867517.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

Recent political events around the world have raised the specter of an impending collapse of democratic institutions. Contemporary worries about the decline of liberal democracy harken back to the ... More


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