Christ and Revelatory Community in Bonhoeffer's Reception of Hegel 978-3-16-155963-1 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

David S. Robinson

Christ and Revelatory Community in Bonhoeffer's Reception of Hegel

[Christus und offenbarende Gemeinde in Bonhoeffers Rezeption von Hegel.]

2018. XV, 260 pages.

Dogmatik in der Moderne 22

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How is God revealed through the life of a human community? Dietrich Bonhoeffer's theological ethics begins from the claim to 'Christ existing as community', which David Robinson presents as one of several critical and politically astute variations on G.W.F. Hegel's philosophy of religion.
How is God revealed through the life of a human community? Dietrich Bonhoeffer's theological ethics begins from the claim to 'Christ existing as community', one of several variations on G.W.F. Hegel's philosophy of religion. David Robinson argues that Bonhoeffer's eclectic use of Hegel's thought, from the socialising notion of 'objective Geist' to a trenchant depiction of the 'cleaving' mind, should not be obscured by his polemic against Idealism. He also offers close readings of Hegel's texts in order to appraise Bonhoeffer's criticism, particularly the charge of a 'docetic' distinction between idea and appearance in Christology. Meanwhile, historical context is provided for Hegel's 'deconfessionalisation' of the church vis-à-vis the state and Bonhoeffer's recovery of the ecclesio-political mark of suffering as non-recognition. The author provides a vital enquiry into the social compositions of faith and reason.
Authors/Editors

David S. Robinson Born 1980; 2003 BA; 2008 MDiv; 2017 PhD in Systematic Theology and Ethics from The University of Edinburgh; currently Post-Doctoral Fellow in Theology and Science at Regent College and Research Associate at Vancouver School of Theology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8552-4369

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: https://www.thebonhoeffercenter.org — https://www.thebonhoeffercenter.org/ (1/2019) (Stephen J. Plant)
In: Reading Religion — http://readingreligion.org/books/christ-and-revelatory-community-bonhoeffers-reception-hegel (Matthew K. Jones)