Letters and Papers from Prison

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451406789

Category: Religion

Page: 750

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Despite Dietrich Bonhoeffer¿s earlier theological achievements and writings, it was his correspondence and notes from prison that electrified the postwar world six years after his death in 1945. The materials gathered and selected by his friend Eberhard Bethge in Letters and Papers from Prison not only brought Bonhoeffer to a wide and appreciative readership, especially in North America, they also introduced to a broad readership his novel and exciting ideas of religionless Christianity, his open and honest theological appraisal of Christian doctrines, and his sturdy, if sorely tried, faith in face of uncertainty and doubt.This splendid volume, in many ways the capstone of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, is the first unabridged collection of Bonhoeffer¿s 1943¿1945 prison letters and theological writings. Here are over 200 documents that include extensive correspondence with his family and Eberhard Bethge (much of it in English for the first time), as well as his theological notes, and his prison poems. The volume offers an illuminating introduction by editor John de Gruchy and an historical Afterword by the editors of the original German volume: Christian Gremmels, Eberhard Bethge, and Renate Bethge.

Letters and Papers from Prison

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334047935

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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One of the great classics of prison literature, Letters and Papers from Prison effectively serves as the last will and testament of the Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, executed by the Nazis after incarceration in Tegel Prison. Acute and subtle, warm and perceptive, yet also profoundly moving, the documents collectively tell a very human story of loss, of courage, and of hope. Now reissued with a new Preface, by one of his leading interpreters. Bonhoeffer's story seems as vitally relevant, as politically prophetic, and as theologically significant, as it did yesterday.

Letters Papers from Prison

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684838274

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 7412


Compiles the personal correspondence and legal papers of the German theologian imprisoned and executed for his part in a plot against Hitler

Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Letters and Papers from Prison

Author: Martin E Marty,Daren Magee

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691202486

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 5979


From National Book Award–winning author Martin Marty, the surprising story of a Christian classic born in a Nazi prison cell For fascination, influence, inspiration, and controversy, Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Letters and Papers from Prison is unmatched by any other book of Christian reflection written in the twentieth century. A Lutheran pastor and theologian, Bonhoeffer spent two years in Nazi prisons before being executed at age thirty-nine for his role in the plot to kill Hitler. Ever since it was published in 1951, Letters and Papers from Prison has had a tremendous impact on Christian and secular thought, and has helped establish Bonhoeffer's reputation as one of the most important Protestant thinkers of the twentieth century. In this, the first history of the book's remarkable global career, National Book Award–winning writer Martin Marty tells how and why Letters and Papers from Prison has been read and used in such dramatically different ways, from the Cold War to today.

Discipleship

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506402703

Category: Religion

Page: 260

View: 9976


Discipleship is a classic exposition of what it means to follow Christ in a modern world beset by a dangerous and criminal government. Every call of Jesus is a call to death, Bonhoeffer wrote. His own life ended in martyrdom on April 9, 1945. Using the acclaimed DBWE translation, adapted to a more accessible format, this new edition features supplemental material from Victoria J. Barnett and an insightful introduction by Geffrey B. Kelly to clarify the theological meaning and social context of this attempt to resist the Nazi ideology.

Ethics

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506402727

Category: Religion

Page: 380

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Ethics is the culmination of Dietrich Bonhoeffers theological and personal odyssey. Using the acclaimed DBWE translation, adapted to a more accessible format, this new edition features an insightful introduction by Clifford Green and supplemental material from Victoria J. Barnett. Though caught up in the vortex of momentous forces in the Nazi period, Bonhoeffer systematically envisioned a radically Christocentric, incarnational ethic for a postwar world, purposefully recasting Christians relation to history, politics, and public life. This edition allows all readers to appreciate the cogency and relevance of Bonhoeffers vision.

Mysteries in the Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Author: Kirsten Busch Nielsen,Ulrik Nissen

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525563472

Category: Religion

Page: 186

View: 5610


A critical confrontation of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's theology with current, alien problems. In an unconventional way, the authors of this volume confront Dietrich Bonhoeffer's theology with current issues and issues, such as intercultural understanding, ecology, globalization, the return of religion and the function of theological ethics in secular society. Since these problems were mostly foreign to Bonhoeffer, there is a critical reading of his work and an unprejudiced discussion of the relevance of his thinking to the present. This creates a new, attractively alienating perspective on Bonhoeffer's work. The concept of mystery, which is important to Bonhoeffer's thinking, covers the individual considerations.

Anxious Souls Will Ask--

Author: John W. Matthews

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802828415

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 3668


John Matthews shows how the prison refelctions of Dietrich Bonhoeffer contain profound inspiration for all who desire to walk more closely with their Saviour in this troubled world.

Life Together

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506402765

Category: Religion

Page: 120

View: 7108


Dietrich Bonhoeffer bequeathed to humanity a legacy of theological creativity and spirituality that continues to intrigue people from a variety of backgrounds. Life Together gathers Bonhoeffers 1938 reflections on the character of Christian community, based on the common life that he and his seminarians experienced at the Finkenwalde Seminary. Using the acclaimed DBWE translation, adapted to a more accessible format, this new edition features supplemental material from Victoria J. Barnett and an insightful introduction by Geffrey B. Kelly to clarify the theological meaning and social importance of Bonhoeffers work.