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: CT3025W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate a holistic understanding of Bonhoeffer’s often controversial theology


Outline the major influences upon Bonhoeffer’s theology;


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


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

Unit sequence

30 points in CT and 15 points in CH


lectures, seminars


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar Paper (1,000 words)

0 25.0
Book Review 0 25.0

Essay (2,500 words)

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-12 14:38:54 +1000