Original Solitude

TOBSL – Part I Session 4

>>Original Solitude (TOBSL – Part I Session 4)
Theology of the Body

Mar 4, 2012 ()

Bible Text: TOBSL pp9-15  |  ,


The first person is alone. Christ also was alone; we also are alone. But everyone is alone in his or her own way. Adam is alone in anticipation of the other person, of community. Christ is alone because he alone loves the other person, because Christ is the way by which the human race has returned to its Creator. We are alone because we have pushed other people away from us, because we have hated them. Adam was alone in hope. Christ was alone in the fullness of deity, we are alone in evil, in hopelessness.
Creation and Fall (p96), Bonhoeffer

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Mar 11 Original Unity (pp 16-20)
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