- The student obtains a global insight in and knowledge of the ethics of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The student obtains a global insight in and knowledge of the role his ethics plays within the whole of his theology.
- The student has a global insight in and knowledge of the historical and theological context within which his ethics developed.
- The student has a global insight in and knowledge of his importance and relevance for contemporary theological ethics.
“Naar aanleiding van overheidsmaatregelen en de richtlijnen van het RIVM omtrent het Corona-virus zal het onderwijs in periode 1 en 2 van collegejaar 2020-2021 mogelijk (gedeeltelijk) online moeten plaatsvinden.
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The importance of Dietrich Bonhoeffer for modern theology is enormous. As a resistance figure he is a courageous example, as a Christian he is an inspiring witness of faith, and as a theologian he is the stimulating conversation partner for Christian theologians worldwide. This course concentrates on his Ethics, his unfinished project of a Christian ethics, and situates this book within the whole of his theology. Time and again in his chapters Bonhoeffer was looking for a way to answer the questions of concrete life, seen from the perspective of the reality of God in Christ. By close reading of his texts we analyze his ‘essayistic’ method. Also we ask for the relevance of his material ethics for today.