Weekend Kick-Starter

June 22, 2013 — 2 Comments

Tackling some reading by pushing on through Eric Metaxas’ biography of Dietrich Bonheoffer.

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”in the whole of world history there is always only one really significant hour – the present…’ (Metaxas citing  Bonheoffer, 2010:80)

So far. So good.

2 responses to Weekend Kick-Starter

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    Sadly from the moment I opened this book and saw an endorsement from George W Bush i could not read it! 😉

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      Hi Mark, that’s unfortunate. I’ve really liked Metaxas’ focus Bonhoeffer’s ideas about the cultural and theological differences between Germany and America. Metaxas also points out some interesting distinctions for example: Bonhoeffer wrote to his brother (rightly) critiquing racism and saying that there was no equivalent in Germany at the time. Metaxas also places an emphasis on Bonhoeffer’s disenchantment with how much liberal theology had secularised Christianity in the U.S. Loving it.

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