Religionless Christianity and the political implications of theological speech: What Bonhoeffer’s theology yields to a world of fundamentalisms

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/87884
Title:
Religionless Christianity and the political implications of theological speech: What Bonhoeffer’s theology yields to a world of fundamentalisms
Authors:
Greggs, Tom
Abstract:
This article seeks to utilise Bonhoeffer’s religionless Christianity in a formative and constructive way to aid theological speech in the complexly secular and multi-faith setting of the twenty-first century. It will begin by seeking to highlight trends in unhelpful contemporary theo-politics, and to locate these in the interconnection of secular and religious forms of fundamentalism. It will then consider how a theological interpretation of Bonhoeffer’s religionless Christianity might assist in undermining such fundamentalisms. A further section identifies a three-fold positive benefit that Bonhoeffer’s thought offers in the contemporary situation: a distinction between God and religion; a genuine understanding of the sovereignty of God; and an inability to separate secular-religious concerns from inter-faith concerns.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
International Journal of Systematic Theology, 11(3), 2009, pp. 293-308
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
International Journal of Systematic Theology
Publication Date:
Jul-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/87884
DOI:
10.1111/j.1468-2400.2009.00450.x
Additional Links:
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118491508/home
Type:
Preprint
Language:
en
Description:
This is the author's PDF preprint of an article published in International Journal of Systematic Theology© 2009. The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com
ISSN:
1468-2400
Appears in Collections:
Theology and Religious Studies

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dc.contributor.authorGreggs, Tomen
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-14T13:57:40Z-
dc.date.available2009-12-14T13:57:40Z-
dc.date.issued2009-07-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Systematic Theology, 11(3), 2009, pp. 293-308en
dc.identifier.issn1468-2400-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1468-2400.2009.00450.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/87884-
dc.descriptionThis is the author's PDF preprint of an article published in International Journal of Systematic Theology© 2009. The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.comen
dc.description.abstractThis article seeks to utilise Bonhoeffer’s religionless Christianity in a formative and constructive way to aid theological speech in the complexly secular and multi-faith setting of the twenty-first century. It will begin by seeking to highlight trends in unhelpful contemporary theo-politics, and to locate these in the interconnection of secular and religious forms of fundamentalism. It will then consider how a theological interpretation of Bonhoeffer’s religionless Christianity might assist in undermining such fundamentalisms. A further section identifies a three-fold positive benefit that Bonhoeffer’s thought offers in the contemporary situation: a distinction between God and religion; a genuine understanding of the sovereignty of God; and an inability to separate secular-religious concerns from inter-faith concerns.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118491508/homeen
dc.subjectDietrich Bonhoefferen
dc.subjectreligionless Christianityen
dc.titleReligionless Christianity and the political implications of theological speech: What Bonhoeffer’s theology yields to a world of fundamentalismsen
dc.typePreprinten
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Systematic Theologyen
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