Bonhoeffer and Beyond: Promoting a Dialogue Between Religion and Politics by Ralf K. WüstenbergBonhoeffer and Beyond: Promoting a Dialogue Between Religion and Politics by Ralf K. Wüstenberg

Bonhoeffer and Beyond: Promoting a Dialogue Between Religion and Politics

byRalf K. Wüstenberg

Hardcover | April 10, 2008

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What might the often cited phrases from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s prison theology mean for the ethical discourse at the beginning of the 21st century? Which hermeneutical concepts might enable contemporary religious thinkers to enter into a dialogue with Bonhoeffer’s thought? This collection of lectures will address questions like these both by examining the intellectual, cultural and historical origins of Bonhoeffer’s Tegel Theology and by drawing out the ethical consequences of Bonhoeffer’s contribution for current political discourses. Going Bonhoeffer and Beyond – as the title indicates – means interpreting contemporary issues like religious pluralism and political ethics in the light of Bonhoeffer’s key ideas such as his Christological «life-concept» or his ethical distinction between the «ultimate and the penultimate things».
The Author: Ralf K. Wüstenberg is Director of the Institute for Protestant Theology and Visiting Professor for Systematic Theology at Freie Universität Berlin. He is a graduate of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Ph.D. 1995) and the university of Heidelberg (Habilitation 2003). In 1999 he was Research Fellow at the university of Cape To...
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Title:Bonhoeffer and Beyond: Promoting a Dialogue Between Religion and PoliticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:April 10, 2008Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631568738

ISBN - 13:9783631568736

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Table of Contents

Contents: Doing Theology with Bonhoeffer: Religion, Religionlessness and Religious Pluralism – Promoting a Dialogue Between Religion and Politics: Bonhoeffer’s Distinction Between the ‘Ultimate and the Penultimate Things’ – Reconstructing the Doctrine of Reconciliation Within Politics - The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa as a Case-study.

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«Wüstenbergs Buch zeigt in gelungener Weise, dass sich Bonhoeffers Denken bis heute im Rahmen von theologischen und politischen Diskursen und Herausforderungen als fruchtbar erweist.» (Peter Zimmerling, Theologische Revue 108, 2012/6)