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‘Hospitality’ at the End of Religion

McDowell, John C. (2013) ‘Hospitality’ at the End of Religion. The Bonhoeffer LEgacy: Australasian Journal of Bonhoeffer Studies, 1. pp. 79-103. ISSN 2202-9168

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Abstract

So much has been written about the theologian from central Europe Dietrich Bonhoeffer as prophet, martyr, priest, that one of the challenges is to find something new and interesting to say about him. Too much passes the lips of hagiographers again to be in any way valuable in its right, slipping into an overextending of his life and work in what one might well call a hagiographic hubris – even a hagiographic hamartia. For too much writing he is made banal and sentimental, tamed by the emotivism that surrounds talk of him as something of a heroic white knight who rides.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Hospitality, Religion
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
Depositing User: Mr Micah Daley-Carey
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 01:56
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 04:24
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2965

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