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Bonhoeffer and Continental Thought : Cruciform Philosophy

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer, best known for his involvement in the anti-Nazi resistance, was one of the 20th century's most important theologians. His ethics have been a source of guidance and inspiration for men and women in the face of evil. Today, Bonhoeffer's theology is being read by Continental thinkers who value his contributions to the recent "religious turn" in philosophy. In this volume, an international group of scholars present Bonhoeffer's thought as a model of Christian thinking that can help shape a distinctly religious philosophy. They examine the philosophical influences on Bonhoeffer and explore the new perspectives his work brings to the perennial challenges of faith and reason, philosophy and theology, and the problem of evil. These essays add Bonhoeffer's voice to important contemporary debates in the philosophy of religion.show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 025322084X
  • 9780253220844
  • 756,661

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This collection is insightful and its essays largely careful explorations. ...Recommended. -ChoiceMarch 2010 -- A.W. Klink * Duke University * After decades of focusing on Bonhoeffer's theological oeuvre, recent Bonhoeffer scholarship is finally discovering the philosophical richness that has shaped Bonhoeffer's theology in the first place. This volume is a praiseworthy effort in this respect. * Modern Theology * Bonhoeffer and Continental Thought . . . is an important contribution to the philosophical understanding and application of the thought of the German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. * Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies * This is an outstanding collection of essays that aims to read and introduce Dietrich Bonhoeffer as a philosophical theologin. * Heythrop Journal *show more

About Brian E. Gregor

Brian Gregor is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Boston College.Jens Zimmermann holds a Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion and Culture at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia.show more

Table of contents

List of AbbreviationsIntroduction: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Cruciform PhilosophyBrian Gregor and Jens ZimmermannPart 1. Bonhoeffer on the Limits of Philosophy1. Ratio in se ipsam incurva: Bonhoeffer on the Uses and Limits of PhilosophyChristiane Tietz2. Bonhoeffer, This-worldliness, and the Limits of PhenomenologyPaul D. JanzPart 2. Bonhoeffer vis-a-vis Nietzsche and Heidegger3. Aristokratisches Christentum: On Bonhoeffer and NietzscheFrits de Lange4."Who Stands Fast?" Do Philosophers Make Good Resistants?Jean Greisch5. Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Heidegger: Two Different Visions of HumanityJens ZimmermannPart 3. Regarding "Religionless Christianity"6. Philosophical Influences on Bonhoeffer's "Religionless Christianity"Ralf K. Wustenberg7. The Non-Religious Interpretation of Christianity in BonhoefferPaul Ricoeur8. Bonhoeffer's "Religious Clothes": The Naked Man, the Secret, and What We HearKevin HartPart 4. Bonhoeffer on Ethics and the Eschaton9. Bonhoeffer's "Christian Social Philosophy": Conscience, Alterity, and the Moment of ResponsibilityBrian Gregor10. At the Recurrent End of the Unending: Bonhoeffer's Eschatology of the PenultimateJohn Panteleimon ManoussakisAppendix: The Penultimate and the PrecursorList of ContributorsIndexshow more

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