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Subject/Keyword
discipleship
Schmitt
political theology
Bonhoeffe
numerical growth in church congregations
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
St. Stephen's College
Author or creator
Karola Susanne Radler
Supervisor and department
Rev. Dr. Dittmar MÜndel
Examining committee member and department
Dr. Bill Close
Dr. Earle Sharam
Department
Specialization
Date accepted
Graduation date
2011
Degree
Master of Theological Studies (Honours)
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Dietrich Bonhoeffer responded with his theological interpretation known as discipleship in responsible, mature representation of Christ (Stellvertretung) in a hidden dialogue to Carl Schmitt’s jurisprudential, ideological “political theology” of mythical totalitarian leadership (Repräsentanz), developed during the early 20th century in Germany. In an interdisciplinary investigation of mainly primary literature sources is laid open a hitherto overlooked perspective on Bonhoeffer’s theology and the relevance of Bonhoeffer’s and Schmitt’s intellectual encounter for the world of the 21st century. Bonhoeffer, due to his close access to professor of constitutional law Gerhard Leibholz, his brother-in-law, was aware of jurisprudential thought as well as of Schmitt’s theories and pointedly used juristic concepts within his theology. He confronted Schmitt’s system of ‘Identity of Oneness’ with a ‘Triangular Relationship’ which incorporated aspects of Leibholz’s opposition to Schmitt. The structural elements of Domain, Unity, Sovereign, and Grounding revealed that legal individual rights granted by a worldly authority can be manipulated and repealed by using mythical identities but that the personal freedom to responsible decisions and actions given by the ‘original’ authority is irrevocable. Contemporary situations showed that their intellectual dialogue on representation transcends the context of its origin. Bonhoeffer’s theological response of Stellvertretung to Schmitt’s jurisprudential challenge of Repräsentanz receives renewed vigour whenever and wherever a human-made organizational framework of ‘life together’ is in a socio-economically and politically unstable situation of transition in which the balance between jurisprudential and theological interpretations is renegotiated.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3S757044
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This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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