Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Author: Eberhard Bethge
Pages: 1048
ISBN: 1451407424
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Release: 2000
Editor: Fortress Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The authoritative biography of Bonhoeffer -- theologian, Christian, man for his times.

A Spoke in the Wheel

A Spoke in the Wheel
Author: Renate Wind
Pages: 134
ISBN: IND:30000039973221
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Release: 1991
Editor: SCM Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A Spoke in the Wheel is an ideal book to introduce Dietrich Bonhoeffer to â�' new generation of readers. Vividly and concisely written, critical as well as appreciative, and containing material which has not been published in English before, it paints an unforgettable portrait of the great German theologian hanged by the Nazis in 1945. What emerges most clearly is the complexity of Bonhoeffer's personality and the lonely course he pursued: sensitive, but taught always to repress his feelings; moving away from his family to read theology, but not feeling at home in his church; ready to sacrifice everything but dogged by a tendency towards narcissism; finding the woman he loved and at that very moment put in a prison from which he would never emerge. Above all, Renate Wind brings out Bonhoeffer's early realization of the horror of Nazi treatment of the Jews and the bravery of his involvement in the resistance against Hitler, his resolve to become a 'spoke in the wheel'. To their shame, many in the churches never forgave Dietrich Bonhoeffer this involvement, and in also calling attention to their failing, this book helps to explain why.

Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer
Author: Stephen Plant
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781441144164
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Release: 2010-07-15
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

One of the best known Christians of the twentieth century, Dietrich Bonhoeffer is admired as a theologian for his unparalleled independence of mind, creativity and brilliance by liberals and conservatives alike. His death at the hands of the Nazis is an extraordinary tale of courage and Christian discipleship. However, Bonhoeffer was also a serious theologian who, while indebted to the liberal tradition of the University of Berlin, was also influenced by the new thinking of Karl Barth that challenged the consensus. Plant has written a critical exploration of Bonhoeffer's writings that illuminates his ethical theology, showing that what linked all his work was the attempt to listen to God's word in, to, and for the secular world.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906 1945

Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906 1945
Author: Ferdinand Schlingensiepen
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9780567217554
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: A&C Black
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A new comprehensive biography of this hugely important Christian martyr, 60 years after his execution at the hands of the Nazis Bonhoeffer has gained a position as one of the most prominent Christian martyrs of the last century. His influence is so widespread that even 60 years after his execution by the Nazis, Bonhoeffer's life and work are still the subject of fresh and lively discussion. As a pastor and theologian, Bonhoeffer decided to resist the Nazis in Germany, but his resistance was not solely theological. He played a key leadership role in the Confessing Church, a major source of Christian opposition to Hitler and his anti-Semitism and was principal of the secret seminary at Finkenwalde in Pomerania. It was here that he developed his theological visions of radical discipleship and communal life. In 1938, he joined the Wehrmacht's "Abwehr", the German Military Intelligence Office, in order to seek international support for the plot against Hitler. Following his inner calling and conscience meant that Bonhoeffer was continually forced to make decisions that separated him from his family, friends, and colleagues, and which ultimately led to his martyrdom in Flossenbürg concentration camp, less than a month before the Second World War came to an end. His letters and papers from prison movingly express the development of some of the most provocative and fascinating ideas of 20th century theology. Sixty years after Bonhoeffer's death and forty years after the publication of Eberhard Bethge's ground breaking biography, Ferdinand Schlingensiepen offers a definitive new book on Bonhoeffer, for a new generation of readers. Schlingensiepen takes into account documents that have only been made accessible during the last few years - such as the letters between Bonhoeffer and his fiancée Maria von Wedemeyer. Schlingensiepen's careful narrative brings to life the historical events, as well as displaying the theological development of one of the most creative thinkers of the 20th century, who was to become one of its most tragic martyrs.

Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer
Author: Petra Brown
Pages: 206
ISBN: 9783030056988
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Release: 2019-01-04
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Theologian. Conspirator. Martyr. Saint. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was killed in the waning days of World War II, having been implicated in the July 20th assassination attempt on Hitler. Since his death, Bonhoeffer’s life and writings have inspired contradictory responses. He is often seen as a model for Christian pacifist resistance, and more recently for violent direct political action. Bonhoeffer’s name has been invoked by violent anti-abortion protestors as well as political leaders calling for support on a ‘war on terror’ in the aftermath of 9/11. Petra Brown critically analyses Bonhoeffer’s writing preceding and during his conspiracy involvement, particularly his recurring concept of the ‘extraordinary.’ Brown examines this idea in light of ‘the state of exception,’ a concept coined by the one-time Nazi jurist and political theorist, Carl Schmitt. She also draws on the existentialist philosopher Sören Kierkegaard to consider what happens when discipleship is understood as obedience to a divine command. This book aims to complicate an unreflective admiration of Bonhoeffer’s decision for conspiracy, and draws attention to the potentially dangerous implications of his emerging political theology.

Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life

Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life
Author: Stephen J. Nichols
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781433511882
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Release: 2013
Editor: Crossway
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An accessible tour of the life and work of German's famous theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. This book explores the nature of fellowship, the costliness of grace, and the necessity of obedience. Part of the Theologians on the Christian Life series.

The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9781451424362
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Release: 2012
Editor: Fortress Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Preaching, according to Bonhoeffer, is like offering an apple to child. The gospel is proclaimed, but for it to be received as gift depends on whether or not the hearer is in a position to do so. Offered here are thirty-one of Pastor Bonhoeffer's sermons, in new English translations, which he preached at various times of the year and in a variety of different settings. Each is introduced by Bonhoeffer translator Isabel Best who also provides a brief biography of Bonhoeffer. The foreword is by Victoria J. Barnett, general editor of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, English edition, published by Fortress Press, from which these sermons are selected. In his preaching, Bonhoeffer's strong, personal faith--the foundation for everything he did--shines in the darkness of Hitler's Third Reich and in the church struggle against it. Though not overtly political, Bonhoeffer's deep concern for the developments in his world is revealed in his sermons as he seeks to draw the listener into conversation with the promises and claims of the gospel--a conversation readers today are invited to join.

A Testament to Freedom

A Testament to Freedom
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Pages: 579
ISBN: STANFORD:36105035112429
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Release: 1990
Editor: Harpercollins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Gathers selected writings by the influential Christian theologian who, at age thirty-nine, was executed by the Nazis

The Cost of Discipleship

The Cost of Discipleship
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Pages: 285
ISBN: 0334002591
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Release: 1959-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Bonhoeffer A Guide for the Perplexed

Bonhoeffer  A Guide for the Perplexed
Author: Joel Lawrence
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780567148605
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Release: 2010-03-04
Editor: A&C Black
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Joel Lawrence offers a new methodology and a fresh perspective in this book, making it a concise guide to one of the most remarkable martyrs and theologians of the 20th century.

Theologian of Resistance

Theologian of Resistance
Author: Christiane Tietz
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9781506408453
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Release: 2016-09-01
Editor: Fortress Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Since Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s death in 1945, executed by the Nazis as a political dissident, he has continued to fascinate and compel readers as a theologian, witness, and martyr. Bonhoeffer’s theological brilliance, committed discipleship, ecumenical insight, and courageous participation in the struggle against fascism have profoundly shaped contemporary Christian understanding and action. In John W. de Gruchy’s estimate, had Bonhoeffer lived “he might have dominated the theological scene in the second half of the twentieth century in succession to Karl Barth, Rudolf Bultmann, and Paul Tillich. As it was, he became the paradigmatic martyr-theologian” for our time. In this new biography, Christiane Dietz masterfully portrays the interconnectedness of Bonhoeffer’s life and thought, theology and politics, discipleship, witness, and resistance, tracing the path from his childhood to his imprisonment and execution. Brief, lucid, and imminently accessible, Tietz’s new account brings Bonhoeffer’s story and work to life in a vivid retelling, unfolding his important and widely read texts, and including new, previously unseen pictures.

Ethics

Ethics
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Pages: 593
ISBN: 0800683064
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Release: 2005
Editor: Fortress Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Based on careful reconstruction of the manuscripts, freshly and expertly translated and annotated, this crown jewel of Bonhoeffer's body of work is the culmination of his theological and personal odyssey.

Strange Glory

Strange Glory
Author: Charles Marsh
Pages: 515
ISBN: 9780307390387
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Release: 2014
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A portrait of the German pastor-theologian draws on new research to cover the 1930 visit to America that shaped his perspectives on faith and moral responsibility, his achievements as an anti-Nazi activist and the plot against Hitler that would result in his execution. 35,000 first printing.

The Bonhoeffer Reader

The Bonhoeffer Reader
Author: Clifford J. Green,Michael Dejonge
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780800699451
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Release: 2013-11-01
Editor: Fortress Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the essential theological writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer have been drawn together in a helpful and concise one-volume format. The Bonhoeffer Reader brings the best English translation to readers, students, and scholars and provides a ready-made introduction to the thought of this essential thinker

40 Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer

40 Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Pages: 105
ISBN: 9780806653686
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Release: 2007
Editor: Augsburg Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Perfect for use during Advent or Lent, these volumes includes passages from Scripture and opportunities for reflection and prayer.

The Cambridge Companion to Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Cambridge Companion to Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Author: John W. de Gruchy
Pages: 281
ISBN: 0521587816
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Release: 1999-05-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This Companion serves as a guide for readers wanting to explore the thought and legacy of the great German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-45). The book shows why Bonhoeffer remains such an attractive figure to so many people of diverse backgrounds. Its chapters, written by authors from differing national, theological and church contexts, provide a helpful introduction to, and commentary on, Bonhoeffer's life, work and writing and so guide the reader along the complex paths of his thought. Experts set out comprehensively Bonhoeffer's political, social and cultural contexts, and offer biographical information which is indispensable for the understanding of his theology. Major themes arising from the theology, and different interpretations to it, lead the reader into a dialogue with this most influential of thinkers who remains both fascinating and challenging. There is a chronology, a glossary and an index.

Interpreting Bonhoeffer

Interpreting Bonhoeffer
Author: Clifford J. Green, Guy C. Carter
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781451469646
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Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: Fortress Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In the early twenty-first century, interest in the life and work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer is increasing significantly. In this environment, how should we understand and interpret Bonhoeffer? Interpreting Bonhoeffer explores the many questions surrounding the complexities of Bonhoeffer's life, work, and historical context and what they might mean for how we understand and interpret Bonhoeffer now and in the future.

Life Together

Life Together
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780060608521
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Release: 1978-10-25
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

After his martyrdom at the hands of the Gestapo in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer continued his witness in the hearts of Christians around the world. His Letters and Papers from Prison became a prized testimony to Christian faith and courage, read by thousands. Now in Life Together we have Pastor Bonhoeffer's experience of Christian community. This story of a unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years reads like one of Paul's letters. It gives practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups. The role of personal prayer, worship in common, everyday work, and Christian service is treated in simple, almost biblical, words. Life Together is bread for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship.

Psalms

Psalms
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer,Eberhard Bethge
Pages: 86
ISBN: 1451406797
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Release: 1974
Editor: Augsburg Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author explains one of his secrets behind the powerful witness of his own life--that he had learned to pray the Psalms and from them drew on the power of God in his years of imprisonment--in a new edition that includes a brief biographical sketch by a friend and biographer of the author, which helps us understand the man who used the Psalms as his prayer book. Original.

No Ordinary Men

No Ordinary Men
Author: Fritz Stern,Elisabeth Sifton
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781590177020
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Release: 2013-09-17
Editor: New York Review of Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

During the twelve years of Hitler’s Third Reich, very few Germans took the risk of actively opposing his tyranny and terror, and fewer still did so to protect the sanctity of law and faith. In No Ordinary Men, Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern focus on two remarkable, courageous men who did—the pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his close friend and brother-in-law Hans von Dohnanyi—and offer new insights into the fearsome difficulties that resistance entailed. (Not forgotten is Christine Bonhoeffer Dohnanyi, Hans’s wife and Dietrich’s sister, who was indispensable to them both.) From the start Bonhoeffer opposed the Nazi efforts to bend Germany’s Protestant churches to Hitler’s will, while Dohnanyi, a lawyer in the Justice Ministry and then in the Wehrmacht’s counterintelligence section, helped victims, kept records of Nazi crimes to be used as evidence once the regime fell, and was an important figure in the various conspiracies to assassinate Hitler. The strength of their shared commitment to these undertakings—and to the people they were helping—endured even after their arrest in April 1943 and until, after great suffering, they were executed on Hitler’s express orders in April 1945, just weeks before the Third Reich collapsed. Bonhoeffer’s posthumously published Letters and Papers from Prison and other writings found a wide international audience, but Dohnanyi’s work is scarcely known, though it was crucial to the resistance and he was the one who drew Bonhoeffer into the anti-Hitler plots. Sifton and Stern offer dramatic new details and interpretations in their account of the extraordinary efforts in which the two jointly engaged. No Ordinary Men honors both Bonhoeffer’s human decency and his theological legacy, as well as Dohnanyi’s preservation of the highest standard of civic virtue in an utterly corrupted state.