Ietrich Bonheoffer makes a case that religious acts are not necessarily a path to righteousness and salvation.
After reviewing information focus on a deliberate letter; concept: phrase: thought :or possibly a simple single word. The topic will be whether Bonheoffer believes that Christianity has become one of easily obtainable grace. By unpacking the following parts of this letter to Eberhard, specifically focusing on this idea of Bonheoffers of RELIGIONLESSNESS of the people as THEY ARE NOW at the time, I will make a case that Bonheoffer sees religious acts not necessarily a path to righteousness and salvation. Moreover, I will bring into my observations Bonheoffers ideas surrounding Christology and the JEWISH Question.
USE –Bonheoffers Letters from Prison. Specifically excerpt from below letter:
To Eberhard Bethage:
What is bothering me incessantly is the question what Christianity really is, or indeed who Christ really is, for us today.
The time when people could be told everything by means of words, whether theological or pious, is over, and so is the time of inwardness and conscience–and that means the time of religion in general.
We are moving toward a completely religionless time; people as they are now simply cannot be religious anymore.
Even those who honestly describe themselves as Religiousdo not in the least act up to it, and so they presumably mean something quite different by Religious.”