Content

Beginning with his early philosophical theology and concluding with his radical prison writings, this unit will explore the dynamic interaction between Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s leading theological ideas and his engagement with the changing religious, social and political context of Hitler’s Third Reich.

Unit Code: CH9725B

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate a holistic understanding of Bonhoeffer’s often controversial theology

2.

Outline the major influences upon Bonhoeffer’s theology;

3.

Critique the relationship between Bonhoeffer’s theology and his ecclesial and political engagements;

4.

Analyse the mutual significance of systematic theology and church history in relation to Bonhoeffer’s works as an example of broader applicability

5.

Critique both primary and secondary literature in Bonhoeffer studies in light of contemporary challenges.

Unit sequence

45 points in Foundational Units

Pedagogy

lectures, seminars, discussion forums

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

1,400 word primary source analysis

1400 20.0
Essay

Essay (3,500 words)

3500 50.0
Essay

700 word post on discussion board

700 10.0
Essay

700 word post on discussion board

700 10.0
Essay

700 word post on discussion board

700 10.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 10 Dec, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-21 15:29:21 +1100