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En blick som ger liv: Om skapelseordningar och bevarande ordningar i Dietrich Bonhoeffers teologi 1933-1943

Blomberg, Tobias LU (2012) TEOK51 20122
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
The aim of this degree essay is to analyze the concepts of orders of creation and orders of preservation in the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945). I have focused this study on two of Bonhoeffer’s works, namely Creation and Fall (1933) and Ethics (1943). Through my questions I explore the continuities and tensions of Bonhoeffer’s theology over time and in relation to his contemporaries and modern Bonhoeffer research. I conclude that Bonhoeffer develops the orders of preservation in Creation and Fall as a solution to the problem of a universal ethics that goes beyond Karl Barth’s rejection of natural theology and traditional interpretations of the orders of creation. In my study of Ethics I came to the conclusion that Bonhoeffer’s... (More)
The aim of this degree essay is to analyze the concepts of orders of creation and orders of preservation in the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945). I have focused this study on two of Bonhoeffer’s works, namely Creation and Fall (1933) and Ethics (1943). Through my questions I explore the continuities and tensions of Bonhoeffer’s theology over time and in relation to his contemporaries and modern Bonhoeffer research. I conclude that Bonhoeffer develops the orders of preservation in Creation and Fall as a solution to the problem of a universal ethics that goes beyond Karl Barth’s rejection of natural theology and traditional interpretations of the orders of creation. In my study of Ethics I came to the conclusion that Bonhoeffer’s concepts of ultimate, penultimate and the natural stands in close relation to his doctrine of the orders of preservation. I also found that there is a tension between Bonhoeffer’s strong opposition of orders of creation in 1933 and his doctrine of divine mandates in 1943. From this I argue that Bonhoeffer is one of the most interesting 20th century Lutheran theologians, who deserves a wider and deeper study for a potential contribution to the theology of the relation between creation, church and Christ. (Less)
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author
Blomberg, Tobias LU
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TEOK51 20122
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheranism, Creation and Fall, Ethics, Orders of creation, Order of preservation, Mandates
language
Swedish
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3165114
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2012-11-08 13:51:25
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  abstract     = {The aim of this degree essay is to analyze the concepts of orders of creation and orders of preservation in the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945). I have focused this study on two of Bonhoeffer’s works, namely Creation and Fall (1933) and Ethics (1943). Through my questions I explore the continuities and tensions of Bonhoeffer’s theology over time and in relation to his contemporaries and modern Bonhoeffer research. I conclude that Bonhoeffer develops the orders of preservation in Creation and Fall as a solution to the problem of a universal ethics that goes beyond Karl Barth’s rejection of natural theology and traditional interpretations of the orders of creation. In my study of Ethics I came to the conclusion that Bonhoeffer’s concepts of ultimate, penultimate and the natural stands in close relation to his doctrine of the orders of preservation. I also found that there is a tension between Bonhoeffer’s strong opposition of orders of creation in 1933 and his doctrine of divine mandates in 1943. From this I argue that Bonhoeffer is one of the most interesting 20th century Lutheran theologians, who deserves a wider and deeper study for a potential contribution to the theology of the relation between creation, church and Christ.},
  author       = {Blomberg, Tobias},
  keyword      = {Dietrich Bonhoeffer,Lutheranism,Creation and Fall,Ethics,Orders of creation,Order of preservation,Mandates},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En blick som ger liv: Om skapelseordningar och bevarande ordningar i Dietrich Bonhoeffers teologi 1933-1943},
  year         = {2012},
}