For those who have been living with the guilt of a string of broken New Year’s resolutions to study the work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 2018 may be your year to break the slide! Starting on January 2, 2018, I will be teaching a five-day intensive intercession course on “The Life and Thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer” at Tyndale Seminary. Here’s the course description to whet your appetite:
Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of the most recognizable Christian names of the 20th century. His courageous witness in the face of the horrors of the Nazi regime, coupled with his ability to articulate compelling turns of phrase and author works of penetrating spiritual insight, have contributed to his status as one of the most widely beloved theologians. However, the contours of Bonhoeffer’s life and the details of his writings often remain unknown, even to those who claim him as a hero. This course aspires to situate Bonhoeffer in his historical context and, through engagement with primary sources, help students come to an understanding of the predominant concerns and animating center of Bonhoeffer’s life and work. The implications of Bonhoeffer’s witness for theology, spiritual formation, congregational life, and Christian mission in the 21st century will also be considered.
You can see the full syllabus here.