Monday, July 14, 2014

Thought for a rainy Monday

The difference between Bonhoeffer’s prophetic voice and that of Niebuhr is that the life to which Bonhoeffer calls his hearers is to be directly and fully shaped by Jesus. Where Niebuhr is drawn to the more generic concept of prophetic religion, Bonhoeffer relies on the life, teaching, death, and resurrection of a specific prophet—one attested to as the very revelation of God.—Bonhoeffer the Assassin?, page 220

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