This unit is a study in depth of the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, as set out in his major writings. Seminars will examine Bonhoeffer's theological formation and develop a critical engagement with his understanding of scripture, the person and work of Jesus Christ, church, discipleship, as well as key themes in Bonhoeffer's ethics, and his later theology, especially the themes of 'religionless Christianity and the 'world come of age'.
The unit will be co-taught by Dr. Stephen Plant and Prof. Mark Lindsay. Stephen is the Dean and Runcie Fellow at Trinity Hall in the University of Cambridge, and a key figure amongst the new generation of Bonhoeffer interpreters. He will be in Australia as a guest of the CTM as a Northey Lecturer. Mark is Director of Research in the University of Divinity. A leading interpreter of Karl Barth, he has recently turned his attention to Bonhoeffer. You can sample Mark's writings on Bonhoeffer via this article on the ABC Religion and Ethics site.
The Intensive is available for credit and audit. All enrolment inquiries should be directed to the UFT office.