The Coherence of Life Without God Before God: The Problem of Earthly Desires in the Later Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Coherence of Life Without God Before God: The Problem of Earthly Desires in the Later Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

By: Terrence Reynolds (author)Hardback

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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.

About Author

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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780819172372
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 190
  • ID: 9780819172372
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 0819172375

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