In my CTP class this morning, I tried to address the term “myth.” I think this is a difficult concept for us to wrap our heads around, not least because we can usually see the difference between a story and history. Yet, myth is a basic part of our language. We tell stories, we paint scenes, or we believe things that are simply not factual — but they are true. True, at least, in the sense of our senses. I came across this quote from Bonhoeffer and I think it sums up, pretty much, what I mean when I
These are brief thoughts on why I choose orthodoxy. I hope to edit, and develop this later. It is, thusly, unfinished. I am asked why I strive for orthodoxy when it is presumed this since I came from a fundamentalist background I am less likely to navigate towards orthodoxy. Shouldn’t I be atheist or worse — progressive? Or because I would like to consider myself one who studies Scripture on the academic level, shouldn’t I refrain from the perilous seas of orthodoxy? However I believe that orthodoxy has a lot to offer and it is what I choose to
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Volume 14: Theological Education at Finkenwalde: 1935-1937 Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Editor: H. Gaylon Barker and Mark S. Brocker Hardcover: 1258 pages Publisher: Fortress Press, 2013 ISBN: 978-0-8006-9835-3 Fortress Press Amazon It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Bonhoeffer’s works. So, it should surprise anyone that I received a review copy of Bonhoeffer Works, Volume 14 from Augsburg Fortress. The book is split into three parts. Part 1 contains 154 letters and documents, both to and from Bonhoeffer. Part 2 contains exercises, lectures, and essays written by Bonhoeffer f. Part 3 contains sermons and meditations written by Bonhoeffer. The books is
Logos sent along a nice review copy of a new book: Bonhoeffer the Assassin? Challenging the Myth, Recovering His Call to Peacemaking. The focus of the review is not so much the argument, which I will get to, but why Logos. I previously shared some pictures of the iPad version. The point of this review is not so much the content or the argument; however, I can never pass a good argument up. Unfortunately, Nation fails to deliver a solid response to the still-as-yet historical fact that Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a man who preached pacifism, attempt to kill Hitler. There are,
Logos sent along a nice review copy of a new book: Bonhoeffer the Assassin? Challenging the Myth, Recovering His Call to Peacemaking. The focus of the review is not so much the argument, which I will get to, but why Logos. I have Kindle, iBooks, and Logos. As one who does a lot of reading, as well as research, I like to keep all of my notes and scribbles on one platform. Kindle is fine, but if I had my choice, it will always be Logos. And here is why. Attached are three photos of the inside of the book.
Most of us think we know the moving story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life—a pacifist pastor turns anti-Hitler conspirator due to horrors encountered during World War II—but does the evidence really support this prevailing view? Bonhoeffer the Assassin? Challenging the Myth, Recovering His Call to Peacemaking carefully examines the biographical and textual evidence and finds no support for the theory that Bonhoeffer abandoned his ethic of discipleship and was involved in plots to assassinate Hitler. In fact, Bonhoeffer consistently affirmed a strong stance of peacemaking from 1932 to the end of his life, and his commitment to peace was integrated
Thanks to Fortress Press for sending along copies of Interpreting Bonhoeffer: Historical Perspectives, Emerging Issues by Clifford J. Green and Guy C. Carter and Theological Education at Finkenwalde: 1935-1937: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Volume 14. I’m excited to start reading both of these books.