Bonhoeffer’s reception of Luther by Michael P. DeJonge

By Michael P. DeJonge

In Dietrich Bonhoefferas writings, Martin Luther is ubiquitous. Too frequently, notwithstanding, Bonhoefferas Lutheranism has been put aside with less argumentative paintings than is suitable in mild of his sustained engagement with Luther. hence, Luther is still a mostly untouched hermeneutic key in Bonhoeffer interpretation. In 'Bonhoeffer's Reception of Luther', Michael P. DeJonge offers Bonhoeffer's Lutheran Read more...


This learn considers the impression of Martin Luther's theology on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, with specific connection with justification, ecclesiology, the doctrine of the 2 kingdoms, and political ethics

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A Brief Explanation of What to Look for and Expect in the Gospels,” LW 35:119. See Oswald Bayer, Martin Luther’s Theology: A Contemporary Interpretation, trans. Thomas H. Trapp (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008), 63–4. 49. 100 Holl, “Die Rechtfertigungslehre in Luthers Vorlesung über den Römerbrief,” 121. 49. 28. 102 “The History of Twentieth-Century Systematic Theology,” DBWE 11:218. Bonhoeffer there states that Holl’s position has been “[r]efuted by Gogarten and H. M. 104 Bonhoeffer picks up and elaborates many of the exegetical elements of this discussion in the lecture course on Genesis 1–3 that was later published as Creation and Fall.

What Luther experienced in the conscience was, to use the classical theological language of the Reformation, justification by grace. The monastic system to which Luther had committed himself was imbued with the logic of merit. The monastic “vow itself was valued as extraordinarily meritorious. Moreover, the monk was in a position to fulfill the Christian’s supreme obligation—wholehearted love to God—more freely and therefore more perfectly . . ” We cannot earn our salvation. Rather, “God freely gives” it.

The distinction between the two moments of justification—the forensic, eternal moment and the effective, historical process—provides the backdrop for understanding Holl’s account of Christ’s work. ”90 This, then, is the eschatological moment of justification, where the believer glimpses the union with God and experiences the beginning of the process that will make her worthy of that union. For this union, no mediator is necessary. Thus in the forensic and eternal moment of justification, Christ steps into the background.

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