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Coherence of Life Without God Before God

The Problem of Earthly Desires in the Later Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Coherence of Life Without God Before God

The Problem of Earthly Desires in the Later Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819172372
Number of Pages: 190
Published: 28/02/1989
Width: 14.7 cm
Height: 22.2 cm
In his Letters and Papers from Prison, Dietrich Bonhoeffer urges Christians to feel their longings for earthly realities to the fullest, and argues that such yearnings strengthen faith. This issue has been overlooked by Bonhoeffer scholars, despite its central place in the Letters; this study seeks to correct that oversight. Through a selective, chronological analysis of the Ethics, this text shows Bonhoeffer progressively developing a positive view of the natural and of fallen life which undergirds his later encouragement of secular longings in the Letters. This new perspective has rich implications for Christian anthropology and ethics. Contents: include: Earthly Desires in the Letters and Papers from Prison and Bonhoeffer's Pre-1939 Writings: An Introduction to the Problem; Earthly Desires in the Life of Bonhoeffer: Biographical Background of the Problem; Bonhoeffer on Earthly Desires in His Ethics: Toward a Solution to the Problem; and Bonhoeffer on Desires: Does He Solve the Problem?

Terrence Reynolds

Dr. Terrence Reynolds is Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Connecticut College and Pastor at St. Matthew-Trinity Lutheran Church.

...offers here a fresh perspective on the development of Bonhoeffer's theology. -- John D. Godsey, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology, Wesley Theological Seminary The Heythrop Journal ...a substantive contribution... -- John Giles Milhaven, Professor of Religious Studies The Heythrop Journal This is a good book, which highlights a significant aspect of Bonhoeffer's later thought. The Heythrop Journal This is a good book, which highlights a significant aspect of Bonhoeffer's later thought. The Heythrop Journal ...offers here a fresh perspective on the development of Bonhoeffer's theology. -- John D. Godsey, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology, Wesley Theological Seminary The Heythrop Journal ...a substantive contribution... -- John Giles Milhaven, Professor of Religious Studies The Heythrop Journal

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