TCH 525 The Theology of Deitrich Bonhoeffer

Faculty: C. Anthony Hunt, Ph.D., E. Franklin Frazier Professor of African American Studies (Profile)


Deitrich Bonhoeffer was one of the leading theologians and church leaders of the 20th century. This coursel offers an historical, theological, and socio-cultural analysis of the life and writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer with particular focus on the implications of Bonhoeffer’s work on the contemporary church and society. The course provides a foundation for the academic study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer with particular focus on the historical and contemporary implications of his work and ministry within the context of congregational leadership, social justice and community-building. On completion of this course, students will (1) have a foundational understanding of the major cultural and intellectual influences on Bonhoeffer’s life and ministry; (2) be able to identify the major historical events of Bonhoeffer’s life, and his impact upon the Christian church and theology; (3) be familiar with Bonhoeffer’s major writings and their historical significance within the context of the academy and the broader society; and (4) be able to assess Bonhoeffer’s significance in contemporary and global perspective.

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