Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Two Ways to Die

There are only two ways possible of encountering Jesus: man must die or he must put Jesus to death.

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Christology, 35.


Cyberpastor said...

Interestingly this comes from an especially cross (as in confrontational) section of the lecture. Bonhoeffer describes Christ as Gegenlogos (counter rationality) who refuses to be grasped by the human mind. In reference to the efforts of liberals of the late 19th century it is fair enough but not and especially friendly image.

byron smith said...

I'm willing to cut Dietrich a little slack over his hyperbole given the context. :-)

Cyberpastor said...

Cut him some slack?

He can have my rope too if he wants it :)