Bonhoeffer on How to Answer the “What Should We Do?” Question
I’m reading this book that I absolutely love so far (even if only 10 pages in):
It is dense but wonderful. I love Bonhoeffer’s idea of answering, “What am I to do?” by answering, “How is Christ taking form in the world?”
The author of this book, Larry L. Rasmussen, says:
With this methodology moral action is action that conforms to Christ’s form in the world (that accords with reality); immoral action is action that deviates from Christ’s form in the world (from reality).
Such a measuring stick is completely apropos even in a secular democracy, since, as Rasmussen says:
The striking advantage of this method consists in its potential applicability for both the Christian and the non-Christian….
Here’s a whole page, all of which looks to be laying important groundwork for the rest of the book:
More to come.