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dc.creatorOliveira, Brooklyne Nicole
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-21T14:57:14Z
dc.date.available2021-04-21T14:57:14Z
dc.date.created2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.wlu.edu/handle/11021/35170
dc.descriptionBrooklyne Nicole Oliveira is a member of the Class of 2021 of Washington and Lee University.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]en_US
dc.description.abstractIf one takes the assertions of Christianity seriously -- that God became incarnate, was crucified, resurrected, and will come again -- then one faces complex questions about worldly human responsibility and agency. Indeed, God's apocalyptic intervention in history appears to override the possibility of meaningful human responsibility or agency, seemingly eliminating the possibility of Christian ethics. In this paper, I explore this 'problem of Christian ethics,' finding a solution in a reading of the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer through the lens of Pauline apocalyptic. I argue that Bonhoeffer restores the viability and integrity of Christian ethics by adopting a thoroughly apocalyptic theology, affirming human responsibility and agency in a world that is ultimately in the hands of a sovereign God. Far from issuing a call to follow an ethical program or a facile imitation of Jesus, Bonhoeffer develops what scholar Philip Ziegler calls a "theological ethics of God's apocalypse," one in which human knowledge, agency, and ethics are radically transformed by the apocalypse of Christ's incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityBrooklyne Oliveira
dc.format.extent62 pagesen_US
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dc.subject.otherWashington and Lee University -- Honors in Religionen_US
dc.titleDietrich Bonhoeffer, Apocalyptic Theology, and the Possibility of Christian Ethicsen_US
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dc.rights.holderOliveira, Brooklyne
dc.subject.fastBonhoeffer, Dietrich, 1906-1945en_US
dc.subject.fastChristian ethicsen_US
dc.subject.fastTheologyen_US
local.departmentReligionen_US
local.scholarshiptypeHonors Thesisen_US


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