About Andrew DeCort


Andrew’s passion is seeing the precious value of each person, encouraging love, and challenging cultural patterns that devalue others. He is the founding director of the Institute for Faith and Flourishing and the co-founder of the Neighbor-Love Movement. He holds a PhD in Ethics from the University of Chicago and has lectured in ethics, theology, and Ethiopian studies at Wheaton College, the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology, the University of Bonn, and the American Theological Initiative. He is the author of Bonhoeffer’s New Beginning: Ethics after Devastation (Fortress Academic, 2018) and the teacher of the video course Neighbor-Love: A Revolutionary Idea that Could Save Our World. Andrew and his wife Lily live and work in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Follow Andrew on Facebook and explore more of his work here.


Bonhoeffer’s New Beginning: Ethics after Devastation

By Andrew DeCort

Bonhoeffer’s New Beginning investigates the ethics of making new beginnings after devastating moral rupture. I argue that new beginnings must be made in order to sustain our fundamental convictions that it is good to exist and that life in the world with others should be loved without exclusion. If you’ve ever felt radical despair and ached for radical hope, this book is for you. Listen to my interview about the book on The Bonhoeffer Podcast. The University of Chicago’s Journal of Religion called my book “original and timely,” “convincing,” “fresh and illuminating,” and “careful and well-researched.

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