New Conversations on Bonhoeffer's Theology

Location: McKenna Hall

A graduate student conference at the University of Notre Dame

The theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–45) has long been at the center of important discussions on pastoral theology, practical ethics, political responsibility, and the role of the Christian in the modern world. Recently, scholars have sought to relate these emphases more thoroughly to Bonhoeffer’s systematic and philosophical thought, as well as to his theological and historical context. “New Conversations” gathers senior scholars and graduate students from North America and Europe to reflect on and further this turn in Bonhoeffer studies. Conference presentations will invite discussion on the new possibilities it opens for re-reading Bonhoeffer, for bringing him into dialogue with a surprising array of interlocutors in continental philosophy and other disciplines; for furthering theological discussion between Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Jewish communities; and for engaging a range of contemporary issues (e.g., race) little discussed in the Bonhoeffer literature to date.

The conference will run from April 10, 2011, until April 11, 2011. For more information on papers to be presented, visit the Nanovic Institute for European Studies event page.

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Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Graduate School, the Department of Theology, and the Henkels Fund for Guest Lectures