In the interpretative perspective we are adopting, the essential imperative is to remember and radicalize the prophetic words written by the imprisoned Dietrich Bonhoffer
, in a note surreptitiously preserved by his friend Eberhard Bethge: "We have for once learnt to see the great events of world history from below, from the perspective of the outcast, the suspects, the maltreated, the powerless, the oppressed, the reviled--in short, from the perspective of those who suffer." (8) This hermeneutical horizon, in constant critical and creative dialogue with contemporary liberation theologies and postcolonial theories, (9) is strikingly analogous to Edward Said's representation of the intellectual as a person who unearths "the memory of forgotten voices ...
He secretly admired Bonhoffer
and wanted to study theology.
Ciertamente no debe ponerlo de tal manera que cierren su horizonte ante lo eterno--debe recordar, como dijera Bonhoffer
, que no son realidades ultimas, sino penultimas--, pero, eso supuesto, debe actuar poniendo en ejercicio todas sus energias, ya que se trata de verdaderos bienes, dignos de ser buscados; mas aun, de bienes que, <<limpios de toda mancha, iluminados y transfigurados>>, los volveremos a encontrar, cuando la historia llegue a su meta, y <<Cristo entregue al Padre el reino eterno y universal>> (Gaudium et spes, n.
The fragment's editor, Sandbach, considered it to be important evidence in the debate with Bonhoffer
, who claimed [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], which are both called [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] to be identical already in the older Stoa and who restricted this cognition a priori to the moral realm (5) (in line with Diogenes Laertius, VII 53: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]); (6) evidently, if the [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] are to serve as a solution to the Meno paradox, their scope must exceed the range of moral conceptions.
| In contrast, the evening celebration of Holy Communion at 6pm was a quiet reflection about 20th century martyrs, Dietrich Bonhoffer
and Martin Luther King Jnr using the Wild Goose publications as its source, with hymns and prayers interspersed with silence.
The development and triumph of Christian religion did mark the end of the impact of stoic philosophy but, as it was repeatedly underscored (e.g., Bonhoffer
, 1911), the new religion, or at least its ethic, showed many parallels with the most eminent moral philosophy of the imperial age.
Have Catholics become too optimistic, too inclined to embrace what the German Protestant theologian Dietrich Bonhoffer
called "cheap grace"?
These include misspelled names ("Diedrich Bonhoffer
" is actually "Dietrich Bonhoeffer") punctuation and spelling errors ("Just the facts Mam") and facts (Ostrom defines Hull's letter symbols S-R-O as "subject" "response" and "organism" when S stands for "stimulus").
Winter then manages to link the moral vision of liberation theology to the German theologian, Dietrich Bonhoffer
, and his influence on the radical German students of the 1960's.