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Bonhoeffer, Christ and Culture

(Wheaton Theology Conference)

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was one of the most compelling theologians of the twentieth century. A complex mix of scholarship and passion, his life and writings continue to fascinate and challenge Christians worldwide. He was a pastor and profound teacher and writer on Christian theology and ethics, yet was also involved in the resistance against Hitler which plotted h ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published March 8th 2013 by IVP Academic (first published November 30th 2012)
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John Funnell
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
An excellent collection of essays peppered with “deep breath moments” to digest such profound points.

Modernity’s Machine was the stand out paper.
Have you noticed the spate of Bonhoeffer books on the market? I wonder if this reflects our longing for genuine heroes, the kind who finish well and are people of substance and integrity. Perhaps his ideas of "religionless" Christianity resonate with those who prefer to consider themselves "spiritual but not religious." What is more fascinating for me is the evangelical embrace of Bonhoeffer, who clearly loved and trusted Christ, but by no stretch embraced the wider spectrum of evangelical convi ...more
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Short Review: Book Review: Bonhoeffer, Christ and Culture (2012 Wheaton Theology Conference Book) - Several very good papers. Four in particular I really liked. Tim Larsen's on why we read Bonhoeffer and how that came to be. Jim Belcher's very personal paper on the liturgy and how Bonhoeffer's work at the Finkenwalde Seminary was instrumental in spiritual development. Joel Larson’s chapter on using Bonhoeffer to construct a theology of the church based on others I thought was a very helpful look ...more
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May 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography, faith, justice
Wheaton College has a way of putting together fascinating theology conferences. Though I’ve never attended any of them, I admit that on more than one occasion I’ve more or less salivated from a distance. This year’s theme was “Christian Political Witness” and reliable sources tell me it was a provocative, stimulating, and challenging event. A couple of years ago the theme was “Global Theology in Evangelical Perspective,” a topic that greatly interests me, to say the least. In years prior, the co ...more
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Each essay was enjoyable to read, interesting and informative. The essays covered quite a range of subjects, showing Bonhoeffer's relevance to many issues of today.
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Keith L. Johnson (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is Associate Professor of Theology at Wheaton College, IL.

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