Friday, July 04, 2014

A Christian response

Bonhoeffer did clearly oppose the Nazi regime, but more fundamentally than being an “anti-Nazi” theologian, he was a Christian theologian whose care for the world was demonstrated by his deep concern for the church and its witness. This did cause him to oppose Nazism, but it also prompted his opposition to the bourgeois character of the church, deontological ethics, nationalism, the racism and flabby theology he encountered in the United States of America, and the continued division of the Christian community.—Bonhoeffer the Assassin?, page 190

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Indeed! He would have even harsher words for the U.S. church today, especially on this high holy day of social religion, the fourth of July.
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