Bonhoeffer's Intellectual Formation
Theology & Philosophy in His Thought
Religion in Philosophy & Theology, No. 29

Edited By Peter Frick
April 2008
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed By Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161495359
342 pages, Illustrated, 6 1/8 x 9 1/8"
$117.50 Paper Original

In spite of the plethora of Bonhoeffer studies there is a large lacuna regarding studies that have addressed Bonhoeffer's intellectual grounding in a thorough, comprehensive and methodical manner. Scholarly attention to this important subject matter has indeed been scarce. However, without an attempt to examine, trace, and weigh these influences in Bonhoeffer's theological formation it is hardly possible to gain a comprehensive and complete understanding of his thought. In the studies, the different authors seek to address the decisive questions and issues in this regard.

As such, the essays collected in this volume have the one focal point and common scope in the thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. In each of the essays, the authors discuss one or two philosophers or theologians and demonstrate how specific ideas penetrated and shaped Bonhoeffer's intellectual formation. These various studies converge on the thought of Bonhoeffer as a whole in such a way as to illuminate the growth and maturation of his own intellect vis-à-vis the philosophical and theological ideas articulated in the thinkers discussed in the essays. Put differently, the objective of the essays is to open up the intellectual window of Bonhoeffer's thought, as it were, and thereby allow more light to fall on the structure, extension and formation of that thought.

Barry Harvey: Augustine and Thomas Aquinas in the Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Peter Frick:
The Imitatio Christi of Thomas à Kempis and Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Wolf Krötke:
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther
Wayne Floyd:
Encounter with an Other: Immanuel Kant and G.W.F. Hegel in the Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Christiane Tietz:
Friedrich Schleiermacher and Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Geffrey Kelly:
Kierkegaard as "Antidote" and as Impact on Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Concept of Christian Discipleship
Ralf Wüstenberg:
The Influence of Wilhelm Dilthey on Bonhoeffer's Letters and Papers from Prison
Peter Frick:
Friedrich Nietzsche's Aphorisms and Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Theology
Martin Rumscheidt:
The Significance of Adolf von Harnack and Reinhold Seeberg for Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Peter Frick:
Rudolf Bultmann, Paul Tillich and Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Andreas Pangritz:
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: "Within, not Outside the Barthian Movement"
Josiah Young:
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Reinhold Niebuhr: Their Ethics, Views on Karl Barth and African-Americans
Stephen Plant:
"In the Sphere of the Familiar:" Heidegger and Bonhoeffer

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