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Reflections: On Co-opting Bonhoeffer (Ben Fulford)

Bonhoeffer
Prophet of secularism, champion of costly grace: appeals to 
Bonhoeffer in recent Christian media

Teaching the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer for the first time this term, I’ve been more alert than usual to the different ways in which he figures in the media I consume.

One of the striking things about Bonhoeffer’s currency is the contrasting ways in which he appeals to different Christian constituencies. Some (often but not only of a more liberal persuasion) are drawn to the daring explorations of ‘religionless Christianity’ in the prison letters. Others (often but not only conversatives) appeal to Continue reading