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Author Lawrence, Joel.

Title Bonhoeffer : a guide for the perplexed / Joel Lawrence
Published London ; New York : T & T Clark, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 134 pages)
Series Guides for the perplexed
Guides for the perplexed.
Contents Bonhoeffer : introducing his life and thinking -- 'Who is Jesus Christ for us today?' : the centrality of Christ in Bonhoeffer's theology -- 'The church is the church only when it exists for others' : Bonhoeffer's ecclesiology -- The world come of age : worldliness in Bonhoeffer -- Etsi deus non daretur : living without God before God -- Religionless Christianity -- The place of Bonhoeffer today -- Conclusion
Summary There is little doubt that the nature of Bonhoeffer's unfinished final theological ruminations have made him a thinker whose influence has grown as theologians and pastors have tried to make sense of Bonhoeffer's vision. In writing a guide for the perplexed, the best way to approach his thought is to use the "perplexing" themes of the prison letters as guides for engaging Bonhoeffer's larger theological project. In this guide, Lawrence uses five key themes from the prison letters as ways into the movements of Bonhoeffer's theology. In doing so, he engages specifically with the difficult concepts in the Bonhoefferian corpus, using these to address the larger field of Bonhoeffer's theology. This approach aims at the readers who would be approaching Bonhoeffer for the first time as those who are struggling with his thought. Many would be familiar with the content of the prison letters, but would have failed to grasp the context of those letters in which their difficulty is best alleviated
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-131) and index
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Subject Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, 1906-1945.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010278318
ISBN 0567148602 (electronic bk.)
9780567148605 (electronic bk.)