Book Launch Lecture: Dietrich Bonheoffer's Christian Humanism

Speaker(s): Jens Zimmermann
Date: Spring 2019
Length: 1h32mins
Product ID: RGDL4902J

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An evening lecture with Jens Zimmermann, marking the release of his new book, Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christian Humanism (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Why did Bonhoeffer think that the Christian life is all about becoming truly human? Why did he think that both church and government should cooperate in human flourishing? How do we explain this pacifist's endorsement of assassinating Hitler to stop the Nazi terror?

What does Bonhoeffer mean when he says that "the sacred is only found in profane, and the revelational only in the rational?" And why would this Protestant theologian so deeply inspired by Karl Barth consider recovering human rights on the basis of natural moral theology so important?

Dr. Zimmermann will address these and other questions by claiming that Bonheoffer's views arise from his Christian humanist outlook firmly rooted in the mystery of the incarnation.

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Jens Zimmermann is Associate Professor of German and English at Trinity Western University and has been awarded a five-year Canadian Council Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion, and Culture, beginning in the fall of 2006. He has published works across several disciplines, including Recovering Theological Hermeneutics: an Incarnational-Trinitarian Theory of Interpretation and, with Dr. Norman Klassen, The Passionate Intellect: Incarnational humanism and the future of university education.

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