Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Religionless Christianity: Psychological Phenomenon?



Dietrich Bonhoeffer's name is associated with serious changes in the life of Western society in the second half of the twentieth century. Pastor Bonhoeffer was not afraid to go far in his statements. One of the most famous his ecclesiastical and social insights associated with the "religionless Christianity" project, the premises of which are discussed in the article. The main conclusion is that the Divine nature is perceived by Bonhoeffer through the exclusive prism of human and this-worldly existence.

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Keywords: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, religionless Christianity, liberal Protestantism, Adolf von Harnack, interpersonal barrier, this-wordly transcendence, empirism of Revelation, secular theology.

Journal rubric: Psychology of Faith, Christian Psychology and Psychotherapy

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Nyrkov A. Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Religionless Christianity: Psychological Phenomenon?. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2014. Vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 20–58. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2014220502. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Andrey Nyrkov, Cleric, Bachelor of Religious Studies, Teacher of Regent Singing Courses, The Temple of the PDP. Maroon's, e-mail:



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