1 Section for Systematic Theology, Faculty of Theology, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 School of Culture and Society - Systematic Theology, subject, School of Culture and Society, Arts, Aarhus University3 School of Culture and Society - Systematic Theology, subject, School of Culture and Society, Arts, Aarhus University
In recent years, the debate on the relation between religion and politics has attracted renewed attention. One of the reasons is a new awareness of the significance of religious sources for moral and political convictions. Within Western theology and philosophy this may cause a certain tension to a secular view on autonomy. In the ethics of Dietrich Bonhoeffer it is, however, possible to find a notion of Christonomy that exceeds this tension by maintaining the insights of the claim of autonomy and yet qualifying this in a specific Christological sense. Bonhoeffer’s view on Christonomy may therefore serve as a basis for a common ground of moral deliberation and yet point to a qualification of this common ground that moves beyond a separation of the worldly and the Christian.