Saturday, June 04, 2005

Good and Evil

I visited my sister-in-law today to help her with her computer, while I was there I visited the nearby Powell's Books and found a copy of Bonhoeffer's Ethics on sale for $6.
The knowledge of good and evil is seems to be the aim of all ethical reflection. The first task of Christian ethics is to invalidate this knowledge.
Yeah. I've got to read that.


Christopher said...

Hmm. Interesting. Sounds very much like reflecting on certain trees in Genesis. Christians look to Christ to be a new Adam, an Adam before the fall, before good and evil. Still, Christ is something more than just an Adam 2.0, he is also God, which always makes theology so difficult. So, in that sense the Christ himself knows good and evil, but leads us to a point before good and evil... no, maybe after good and evil... beyond.. Yar.
Not sure. Tell me what Bonhoeffer has to say when you get done with him.

Andy said...

The first chapter at least is heavily rooted in Genesis 2 and 3. And Bonhoeffer finds there a key to understanding Jesus' critique of the Pharisees.

I'm thinking about posting summaries of my understanding of things as I go along as a way to figure out if I've understood it at all.