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By Matthew D. Kirkpatrick,Geffrey B. Kelly

ISBN-10: 160899550X

ISBN-13: 9781608995509

although Søren Kierkegaard and Dietrich Bonhoeffer either made huge contributions to twentieth-century proposal, they're hardly thought of jointly. opposed to Kierkegaard's melancholic person, Bonhoeffer stands because the champion of the church and neighborhood. In assaults on Christendom, Matthew D. Kirkpatrick demanding situations those stereotypical readings of those very important thinkers. via an research of such suggestions as epistemology, ethics, Christology, and ecclesiology, Kirkpatrick finds Kierkegaard's major impact on Bonhoeffer all through his paintings. Kirkpatrick indicates that Kierkegaard underlies not just Bonhoeffer's spirituality but in addition his innovations of data, being, and group. So very important is that this dating that it was once via Kierkegaard's robust illustration of Abraham and Isaac that Bonhoeffer got here to stick to an ethic that resulted in his involvement within the assassination makes an attempt opposed to Hitler.

However, this dating is on no account one-sided. assaults on Christendom argues for the significance of Bonhoeffer as an interpreter of Kierkegaard, drawing Kierkegaard's suggestion into his personal exact context, forcing Kierkegaard to reply to very varied questions. Bonhoeffer is helping in changing the vague, stubborn Dane right into a philosopher for his personal, certain age.

Both Kierkegaard and Bonhoeffer were criticized and misunderstood for his or her ultimate works that lay naked the spiritual climates in their countries. within the bottom line, assaults on Christendom argues that those works should not unlucky endings to their careers, yet relatively their fulfilment, drawing jointly the subjects that have been brewing all through their work.

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