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God moves from serene self-possession in the divine envisagement of possibilities for the world into the flux of worldly events so as to incorporate them into the divine "consequent nature.
Witnessed dramatically in Bonhoeffer's own life, the consequences of this cruciform interpretation of discipleship are visible: away from a secure interpretation of Christianity that saw Jews as a threatening "other" to be converted, toward an envisagement of worldly discipleship in a polyglot setting, resulting in risky action on behalf of Jews forced to wear the yellow star.
What is important in this communal effort is not the quick whipping up of an orthodoxy but the envisagement of a number of possibilities, options, relations, and consequences to be intellectually analyzed and imaginatively explored .