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Bonhoeffer's Eschatology in a World 'Come of Age'

Lindsay, Mark R. (2011) Bonhoeffer's Eschatology in a World 'Come of Age'. Theology Today. ISSN 0040-5736 (In Press)

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Abstract

In this article, the author explores the eschatological development in Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theology, from his earliest lectures in 1932, to his final fragmentary writings
in the Tegel prison cell. It will be shown that Bonhoeffer’s eschatological interpretation
of the Book of Genesis (Scho¨pfung und Fall) returns in his later work as an interpretive key to understanding his concept of ‘religionless Christianity’. Finally, the
article attempts to show how a similarly eschatological commitment may assist the contemporary Church to witness to Christ in a ‘world come of age', and what such a witness may look like.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Proofs
Keywords: Eschatology, witness, ‘religionless Christianity', Christology, ultimate, penultimate
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: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
Depositing User: Repository Manager
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2011 23:07
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2011 23:07
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/875

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