Christian moral action

Christian Moral Action      (Developments in Christian Thought 3b)

  1. What were Dietrich Bonheoffer’s main works?
  2. Give one Bonheoffer quote you could use in the exam.
  3. What did he mean by ‘Comfortable Christianity’?
  4. What two churches existed in Germany at the time? What viewpoint did they each take?
  5. How are obedience and leadership linked?
  6. Why might his theology justify civil disobedience?
  7. Give two examples of his civil disobedience.
  8. What did he mean to say that believers must be like salt and light?
  9. What did Bonheoffer mean by ‘Religionless Christianity?
  10. Give a quote you could use to demonstrate discipleship.
  11. What is the difference between cheap and costly grace?
  12. What did he mean by each Christian taking up their cross?
  13. What did he mean by the term solidarity?
  14. Give two reasons why some may argue that Bonheoffer puts too much emphasis on suffering
  15. Give two reasons why some may argue he doesn’t put too much emphasis on suffering
  16. Give two reasons why some Christians would say that civil disobedience is acceptable.
  17. Give two reasons why some Christians would say civil disobedience is not acceptable
  18. Give two reasons why some Christians would say it is possible to know God’s will
  19. Give two reasons why some Christians would say it is not possible to know God’s will.
  20. Give two reasons why Bonheoffer’s theology is still relevant today
  21. Give two reasons why Bonheoffer’s theology may not be relevant today.
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