Bonhoeffer's Challenge to Evangelism

Jean Bethke Elshtain

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/2005

Issue: American Empire (Vol. 25, No 2, Spring, 2005)

Reading Bonhoeffer challenges us to turn away from a false understanding of meekness that wallows in the weakness of self and others by "feeling their pain." The Christian shares another's distress by being strong for the other rather than by collapsing the other into the self. To serve, love, and evangelize authentically calls upon all our human strengths and capabilities.

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