Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s “Religionless Christianity”: Secular and Divine

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Abstract

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s “Religionless Christianity” brought its author a scandal- ous reputation. 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 ecclesiasti- cal and social insights associated with the “religionless Christianity” project, the principal features of which are discussed in the article. The main conclusion is that the “religionless Christianity” project, conceived by the author for the extensive missionary purpose is ultimately proving to be self-destructive factor. This article is the continuation of “Religion and the Human in Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Religion- less Christianity” [Нырков 2014].

General Information

Keywords: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, religionless Christianity, world come of age, Fried- rich Nietzsche, philosophy of life, soteriology

Journal rubric: Psychology of Faith, Christian Psychology and Psychotherapy

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2016240502

For citation: Nyrkov A. Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s “Religionless Christianity”: Secular and Divine. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2016. Vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 11–39. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2016240502. (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: anyrkov@mail.ru

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