Bonhoeffer and Continental Thought (Paperback)

Cruciform Philosophy (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion)

By Brian Gregor (Editor), Jens Zimmermann (Editor)

Indiana University Press, 9780253220844, 252pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2009

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Description

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, best known for his involvement in the anti-Nazi resistance, was one of the 20th century's most important theologians. His ethics have been a source of guidance and inspiration for men and women in the face of evil. Today, Bonhoeffer's theology is being read by Continental thinkers who value his contributions to the recent "religious turn" in philosophy. In this volume, an international group of scholars present Bonhoeffer's thought as a model of Christian thinking that can help shape a distinctly religious philosophy. They examine the philosophical influences on Bonhoeffer and explore the new perspectives his work brings to the perennial challenges of faith and reason, philosophy and theology, and the problem of evil. These essays add Bonhoeffer's voice to important contemporary debates in the philosophy of religion.



About the Author

Brian Gregor is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Boston College.Jens Zimmermann holds a Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion and Culture at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia.