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Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christian Humanism

Jens Zimmermann


Based on a comprehensive reading of his entire work, in this book Jens Zimmermann presents Bonhoeffer’s theological ethos as a Christian humanism, that is, as an understanding of the gospel rooted in apostolic and patristic writers who believed God to have renewed humanity in the incarnation. The heartbeat of Bonhoeffer’s Christianity that unifies and motivates his theological writing, his preaching, and his political convictions, including his opposition to the Nazi regime, is the conviction that Christianity as participation in the new humanity established by Christ is about becoming fully h ... More

Keywords: modern theology, patristics, hermeneutic theory, biblical hermeneutics, theological anthropology, humanism, political theology, ethics, natural law theory, reason-faith relation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198832560
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198832560.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jens Zimmermann, author
Canada Research Professor for Interpretation, Religion, and Culture, Trinity Western University