Political Life and Theology, Readings and Receptions

Event Announcement: Democracy and Discipleship – Lessons from Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Polarized Times (July 11th and 12th in Minneapolis, MN) Free Registration is Open

Thursday: Keynote Panel + Q&A Friday: Teaching Workshop and Roundtable Discussion All are welcome! In our fraught times, 20th century pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer offers moral guidance and courage. He challenges us to consider the impact of our actions for the future. In his famous essay, “Account at the Turn of the Year 1942-1943,” [...]

CALL FOR PAPERS AVAILABLE: Bonhoeffer Sessions of American Academy of Religion in San Antonio, November 2023 (DEADLINE EXTENDED: March 13th, 2023, 5:00pm Eastern)

Bonhoeffer: Theology and Social Analysis UnitThe “Bonhoeffer: Theology and Social Analysis Unit” invites paper proposals on themes related to Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life, theology, and legacy. In light of 2023 AAR President Amir Hussain’s conference theme, La Labor de Nuestras Manos, we welcome proposals that offer constructive explorations of Bonhoeffer’s theological, practical, and ethical legacy as [...]

Ph.D. Announcement: Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Claire Hein Blanton

Dissertation: Rev. Dr. Claire Hein Blanton “Between Resistance and Submission: Bonhoeffer, Luther, and Christian Witness as Political Theology” Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Claire Hein Blanton who received her Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen this second week of July 2022. Her thesis was written under the supervision of Dr. Philip Ziegler and Dr. Michael Mawson. [...]

Moral Courage in Times of Crisis: Bonhoeffer’s Insights for Us Today – Victoria Barnett

A Public Presentation by Victoria J. Barnett at First-Plymouth Church, Lincoln, NE Thursday, March 31, 2022 Between 1935 and 1937 Bonhoeffer prepared five groups of seminarians for their ministry. It was an experiment in a very different kind of spiritual formation, necessitated by the pressures he knew they would face as pastors under National Socialism. [...]




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