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Being human, becoming human : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and social thought

Author: Jens Zimmermann; Brian Gregor
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. : James Clarke and Co., 2012, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book assembles a distinguished and international group of scholars to examine Bonhoeffer's understanding of human sociality. Vital reading for Bonhoeffer scholars as well as for those invested in theological debates regarding the social nature of human being, the essays in this volume examine Bonhoeffer's rich resources for thinking about what it means to be human, to be the church, to be a disciple, and to be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Zimmermann, Jens.
Being Human, Becoming Human : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Social Thought.
Havertown : James Clarke & Co, ©2012
Named Person: Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Søren Kierkegaard; Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Søren Kierkegaard
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jens Zimmermann; Brian Gregor
ISBN: 9780227900260 022790026X
OCLC Number: 847592090
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 225 pages)
Contents: Front cover; Title; Contents; Contributors; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part One; Chapter One; The Early Formation of a Christian Humanist; Common Cause with Secular Humanists; Christian Humanism as "Mature Worldliness"; Chapter Two; Introduction; The Theological Roots of Christian Humanism; Secular Objections to Bonhoeffer's Christological Humanism; Theological Objections to Bonhoeffer's Christological Humanism; Chapter Three; Introduction: The Economic Downward Spiral; The Humanizing of Bonhoeffer's Theology; Economics and Theology: Basic Assumptions. Economics as a Reality Dependent on the Reality of ChristThe Bourgeois Church and the Proletariat; The Value of the Human Being; Economic Systems and Humanity; Faith and Economics; The Church and Economic Critique; Conclusion: Toward a Theological "Critical Theory"-And More; Part Two; Chapter Four; Theology of Sociality; Transition to Discipleship; Transition to the Prison Theology; Worldliness in Letters and Papers from Prison; Chapter Five; From Bonhoeffer's Ecclesiology to His Anthropology; From Bonhoeffer's Anthropology to His Ecclesiology; Concluding Remarks; Chapter Six. The Church and the Theological Concept of SocialityEcclesiology, Vita Christiana, and a World Come of Age; The Continuing Significance of the Church in a World Come of Age; Part Three; Chapter Seven; The Shape of the Pacifism of the Early 1930s; The Subjacent Christology of Nachfolge; Discipleship in Ethics; Bonhoeffer's Interpreters; Trial Balance; Chapter Eight; What It Is to Be a Human Being; Retrieving the Practice of Discipleship; Against Cheap Grace; The Dialectic of Faith and Obedience; Activity and Passivity in Christian Existence; The Image of Christ and Human Imagination. Chapter NineChapter Ten; The Universal Dimension-The Concrete Encounterwith the Other; The Christological Qualification-Being Christ for the Other; The Universal and the Specific-On the Mandates as a Concrete Response to Reality; Bibliography; Back cover.
Responsibility: edited by Jens Zimmermann and Brian Gregor.


A critical analysis on some of the most significant writings of the theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer.His conviction that Christ died for a new humanity is at the core of his theological anthropology.  Read more...
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"...It is a triumph of this collection that theological reflection and the concerns of social sciences and anthropology can be brought into fruitful dialogue..." Michael J Leyden, Theological book Read more...

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