Dr Michael Duncan

Semester 2 unit | Dietrich Bonhoeffer: On Ego, Power and Freedom in Ministry and Mission

This unit considers the life and written work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer who has been variously described as theologian, pastor, pastor-theologian, writer, activist, pacifist and martyr. In the face of such diversity, we attend to the continuities in Bonhoeffer’s thought and practice.

More specifically, this unit will posit a personal quest undertaken by Bonhoeffer to understand the plight of ego and power and their solution in the notion of freedom.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer offers a notion of ministry practice and discipleship whereby the follower of Jesus can embrace undefended leadership, the appropriate use of power and a degree of self-determination.

Lecturer Dr Michael Duncan
Level Level 2, 3 and 9
Study Mode Intensive – online (some virtual classes).  29-31 July and 3-5 August
Unit Code (with link to UMS) DM2026S




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