Tuesday Sep 26, 2023

Bonhoeffer’s Christology

Christ the center, Christ for me, Christ for us, Christ as church, Christ the humiliated and exalted one, Christ the Lord who is nothing like der Führer who reigned over Berlin at the time a young Dietrich Bonhoeffer gave these university lectures. In this episode we sift through Bonhoeffer's appropriation of Luther's christology, lightly inflected by Karl Barth, as well as his own corrections and innovations, in the service of a community centered on Christ... and no one else.


1. You may know these lectures as Christ the Center but we worked from the new translation in DBWE 12.

2. DeJonge, Bonhoeffer's Reception of Luther

3. See Dad's "Luther's Anti-Docetism in the Disputatio de divinitate et humanitate Christi (1540)," pp. 139-185 in Creator est creatura

4. Luther, "Confession Concerning Christ's Supper," in LW 37

5. Sarah mentioned her novel A-Tumblin' Down

6. Related episode: Bonhoeffer's "Life Together"

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