Bonhoeffer on Eve and Mary

I’ve been enjoying re-immersing myself in Bonhoeffer’s Creation and Fall. Just finished a section of a paper I’m writing on Bonhoeffer’s understanding of community, in which I analyze Bonhoeffer’s theological reading of Scripture.

Here’s a wonderful little typological tidbit, reminiscent of Irenaeus’s reading of Scripture:

“Eve, the fallen, wise mother of humankind – that is one beginning. Mary, the innocent, unknowing mother of God – that is the second beginning.”

(Source: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Creation and Fall: A Theological Exposition of Genesis 1-3; vol. 3 Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, trans. Douglas Stephen Bax, ed. John W. de Grouchy; Minneapolis: Fortress, 1997; p. 138).

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