Bonhoeffer

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

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.

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: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Author: Larry Rasmussen,Renata Bethge
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781498220002
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Release: 2016-05-15
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) remains the most seminal theologian of those whose work was forged and tested in the worst years of the twentieth century. A German who loved his country and culture, and who mourned its crimes and actively resisted them, his ethic was wholly contextual, attuned to what he must do in his own land as a disciple of Jesus Christ. He might have been surprised to find that a half-century and more later his work has been widely appropriated by others in different circumstances for their exercise of Christian responsibility. This volume of essays is one example of Bonhoeffer's ongoing relevance. Rasmussen engages Luther, Barth, Niebuhr, Hauerwas, Yoder, and Berrigan as a way to illuminate aspects of Bonhoeffer's ethics. He also compares the post-holocaust theology of Rabbi Greenberg with Bonhoeffer's own treatment of divine presence and human responsibility in a world that has "come of age." One essay, "The Meaning of the Theology of the Cross for Social Ethics in the World Today," pulls the main themes of the book together. This 2016 edition also includes a new chapter, which relates Bonhoeffer's ethics to the current environmental crisis.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

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: en

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.

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: en

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 the Assassin

Bonhoeffer the Assassin
Author: Mark Thiessen Nation,Anthony G. Siegrist,Daniel P. Umbel
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781441242600
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Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: Baker Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Most of us think we know the moving story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's life--a pacifist pastor turns anti-Hitler conspirator due to horrors encountered during World War II--but does the evidence really support this prevailing view? This pioneering work carefully examines the biographical and textual evidence and finds no support for the theory that Bonhoeffer abandoned his ethic of discipleship and was involved in plots to assassinate Hitler. In fact, Bonhoeffer consistently affirmed a strong stance of peacemaking from 1932 to the end of his life, and his commitment to peace was integrated with his theology as a whole. The book includes a foreword by Stanley Hauerwas.

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: en

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.

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: en

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.

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.

The Oxford Handbook of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Oxford Handbook of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Author: Michael Mawson,Philip G. Ziegler
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780198753179
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Release: 2019
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This handbook provides a comprehensive resource for those wishing to understand the German theologian, pastor, and resistance conspirator Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) and his writings. It contains sections on Bonhoeffer's life and context, his contributions to all areas of systematic theology and ethics, constructive uses of Bonhoeffer for engaging contemporary issues, and resources for studying Bonhoeffer today. Contributors include leading Bonhoeffer scholars, historians, theologians, and ethicists"--

The Cost of Discipleship

The Cost of Discipleship
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0844659606
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Release: 1983-01-01
Editor: Peter Smith Pub Incorporated
Language: en

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Worksreader s Edition Set

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Worksreader s Edition Set
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Pages: 1300
ISBN: 1506406505
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Release: 2015-11-01
Editor: Fortress Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Using the acclaimed Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works English translation and adapted to a more accessible format, these new editions of Discipleship, Ethics, Letters and Papers from Prison, and Life Together feature the latest translations of Bonhoeffer's works, supplemental material from Victoria J. Barnett, and insightful introductions by Geffrey B. Kelly, Clifford J. Green, and John W. de Gruchy. This four-volume set of Bonhoeffer's classic works allows all readers to appreciate the cogency and relevance of his vision.

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.

Strange Glory

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

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.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Author: Janet Benge,Geoff Benge
Pages: 207
ISBN: 1576587134
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Release: 2012
Editor: YWAM Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Learn all about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, whose work as a spy in the German resistance led to imprisonment and eventual execution.

Life Together

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

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.

Religionless Christianity

Religionless Christianity
Author: Jeffrey C. Pugh
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9780567650368
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Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is an interpretation of Bonhoeffer in the contemporary context. Jeffrey Pugh puts Bonhoeffer's theology in perspective by revisiting some of the themes of his life that have found abiding significance in Christian theology. Starting with a chapter on why Bonhoeffer is still important for us today, this book moves to chapters that bring Bonhoeffer into conversation with our present situation. In each of these chapters Pugh takes one of the central ideas of Bonhoeffer and gives them a fresh perspective. Many of Bonhoeffer books today are written from an exegetical perspective, they try and get at exactly what Bonhoeffer meant. Others are written from a hermeneutical perspective, they try and interpret Bonhoeffer's abiding significance. This book seeks to combine both these approaches to offer interpretations of Bonhoeffer that are germane to our situation today.

Bonhoeffer s Intellectual Formation

Bonhoeffer s Intellectual Formation
Author: Peter Frick
Pages: 358
ISBN: 9781532641565
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Release: 2018-03-14
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The authors of this volume discuss specific philosophical and theological ideas in view of Bonhoeffer’s intellectual formation. As such, all the studies converge on the thought of Bonhoeffer as a whole in order to illuminate the growth and maturation of his theology. Contributors to this volume include: Barry Harvey, Wayne Floyd, Peter Frick, Geffrey Kelly, Wolf Krötke, Andreas Pangritz, Stephen Plant, Martin Rumscheidt, Christine Tietz, Ralf Wüstenberg, and Josiah Young.

The Bonhoeffer Phenomenon

The Bonhoeffer Phenomenon
Author: Stephen R. Haynes
Pages: 280
ISBN: 1451418558
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Release: 2004
Editor: Fortress Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Stephen Haynes's provocative study articulates the many motives and agendas that readers and scholars have brought to their study of Bonhoeffer, making it difficult to assess objectively the relationship of his political and religious commitments, the real meaning of his theology, and his words and actions on behalf of Jews. Reading Haynes's book helps us learn not only what Bonhoeffer has to teach us but also what it is we most desire to learn.