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Bonhoeffer and Mystery

It was a mistake, said Bonhoeffer to think of theology’s purpose as being the unveiling of the mystery of God. “to bring it down to the flat ordinary wisdom of experience and reason.”  Theology’s sole purpose, he said was to defend and glorify God’s mystery as mystery.

This mystery is about “Christ taking everyone who really encounters him by the shoulder, turning them round to face their fellow human beings and the world.”

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