Bonhoeffer on Gen 3 – Conscience

Nov 26, 12 • Genesis, Theology2 CommentsRead More »

Bonhoeffer has some hugely stimulating ideas in his discussion of the “fall” story in Genesis 3. Probably none are more stimulating, or easy to fail to grasp as his thought about “conscience” – at least difficult for people for whom the idea that conscience is the “voice of God within” is deeply embedded, since Bonhoeffer almost reverses that idea, noticing that it is conscience that drives the first humans away from God!

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2 Responses to Bonhoeffer on Gen 3 – Conscience

  1. Mark Simpson says:

    May be found in: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works Volume 3 “Creation and Fall: A theological exposition of Genesis 1-3”

  2. tim says:

    Oops, I meant to add the reference, as well as the collected works it is available in:
    Bonhoeffer, D. Creation and fall; a theological interpretation of Genesis 1-3 London: SCM, 1959, 64-94