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Interpreting Bonhoeffer : historical perspectives, emerging issues

Author: Clifford J Green; Guy Christopher Carter
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 2013.
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In the early twenty-first century, interest in the life and work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer is increasing significantly. In this environment, how should we understand and interpret Bonhoeffer? Interpreting Bonhoeffer explores the many questions surrounding the complexities of Bonhoeffer's life, work, and historical context and what they might mean for how we understand and interpret Bonhoeffer now and in the future.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Interpreting Bonhoeffer.
Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 2013
Named Person: Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford J Green; Guy Christopher Carter
ISBN: 9781451469646 1451469640 1451465416 9781451465419
OCLC Number: 861081511
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 259 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part I. Interpretation from historical perspectives. A. Bonhoeffer and public ethics in six nations, 1945-2010. 1. Inspiration, controversy, legacy: responses to Dietrich Bonhoeffer in three Germanys / Wolfgang Huber --
2. Bonhoeffer and public ethics: South Africa notes / John W. de Gruchy --
3. Public ethics and the reception of Bonhoeffer in Britain / Keith Clements --
4. Bonhoeffer and public ethics in the USA / Larry Rasmussen --
5. Bonhoeffer and public ethics from the perspective of Brazil / Carlos Ribeiro Caldas, Filho --
6. Bonhoeffer's social ethics and its influence in Japan / Kazuaki Yamasaki --
B. Translation as interpretation. 7. Cultural elements in theology and language: translation as interpretation / Hans Pfeifer --
8. Discovering Bonhoeffer in translation : new insights from the Bonhoeffer works, English edition / Reinhard Krauss --
9. Bringing voice to life: Bonhoeffer's spirituality in translation / Lisa E. Dahill --
C. Historians interpreting Bonhoeffer. 10. The Bonhoeffer legacy as work-in-progress: reflections on a fragmentary series / Victoria J. Barnett --
11. The American Protestant theology Bonhoeffer encountered / Gary Dorrien --
12. Contextualizing Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Nazism, the churches, and the question of silence / Doris L. Bergen --
13. Dietrich Bonhoeffer in history: does our Bonhoeffer still offend? / Robert P. Ericksen --
14. Bonhoeffer and coming to terms with Protestant complicity in the Holocaust, 1945-50 / Matthew D. Hockenos --
Part II. Emerging issues of interpretation. D. New research in text and context. 15. Reading Discipleship and Ethics together: implications for ethics and public life / Florian Schmitz --
16. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Harlem Renaissance, and the black Christ / Reggie L. Williams --
17. Church for others: Bonhoeffer, Paul, and the critique of empire / Brigitte Kahl --
E. New theological issues and interpretations. 18. Bonhoeffer's strong christology in the context of religious pluralism / Christiane Tietz --
19. Bonhoeffer from the perspective of intellectual history / Michael P. DeJonge --
20. Bonhoeffer's contribution to a new Christian paradigm / Clifford J. Green. --
Epilogue. 21. Bonhoeffer: theologian, activist, educator, challenges for the church of the coming generations / Samuel Wells --
Afterword / Busso von Alvensleben, German Consul General, New York.
Responsibility: Clifford J. Green and Guy C. Carter, editors.

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In the early twenty-first century, interest in the life and work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer is increasing significantly. In this environment, how should we understand and interpret Bonhoeffer? Interpreting Bonhoeffer explores the many questions surrounding the complexities of Bonhoeffer's life, work, and historical context and what they might mean for how we understand and interpret Bonhoeffer now and in the future.
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