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A Non-religious Christianity?! (Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Theological Reflections)

(Original title: "Nenáboženské kresťanstvo"?! (Teologické reflexie Dietricha Bonhoeffera))
Filozofia, 56 (2001), 6, 382-397.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The author considers Bonhoeffer's demand to interpret the Christianity in a non-religious way to be actual even today. Acoording to him although various religious subcultures are expanding today, the secularization of the Euro-American culture is still going on and showing that religion has been just a historically deterrmined, and therefore only transitory human phenomenon. Thus the non-religious interpretation of Christianity consists for him in eliminating what Bonhoeffer called religion i e. metaphysics, individualism, understanding God as deus ex machina, the tutorship and dispensability of religion. The core of Bonhoefffer's non-religious Christianity is in his understanding human existence as participating on God's suffering in the world.

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