The Use of Qoheleth in Bonhoeffer's Ethics

Gail Nord Paulson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/1998

Issue: The Trinity (Vol. 18, No 3, Summer, 1998)

Bonhoeffer uses Qoheleth's emphasis on both the pleasures and the "vanity" of this world to distinguish between the penultimate and the ultimate. Ethics involves living joyfully in the penultimate, acting in light of the ultimate.

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