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Monthly Archives: June 2006

Bonhoffer on the Nature of Ethics "Without God, a…

“Without God, all seeing and percieving of things and laws become abstraction, a separation from both origin and goal. All questions of our own goodness, as well as the goodnes of the world, are impossible unless we have first posed the question of the goodness of God. For what meaning would the goodness of human […]

Comments on Bonhoeffer, Ethics: Christ, Church, and World

Bonhoeffer’s first chapter in the text of this edition of Ethics explores the fundamental nature of Christian ethics. He begins by arguing that the fundamental ethical questions, “‘How can I be good?’ and ‘How can I do something good?’” (p. 47) are fundamentally wrongheaded. Rather the question for Christian ethics, must be “What is the […]

Comments on Dietrich Bonohoeffer, Ethics: Introduction

These comments and page reference pertain to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ethics, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Volume 6, edited by Clifford J. Green and translated by Reinhard Krauss, Charles C. West, and Douglas W. Scott (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2005), 593 pages.   Editors’ Introduction In the introduction to the English edition of Ethics, the editors make a number of helpful […]

Why this blog?

Having resisted being drafted into the blog universe for some time, I have finally given in. Basically I have a couple of reasons. First, I’ve been writing book reviews on for a few years and I’ve received numerous emails from people asking me to start a blog. Secondly, I enjoy internet discussions of theological […]

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