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Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the most influential Christian martyrs in history, bequeathed to humanity a legacy of theological creativity and spirituality that continues to intrigue people from a variety of backgrounds. Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, a sixteen volume series, offers a fresh, critical translation of Bonhoeffer's writings, with introductions, annotations, and interpretations. The stimulus for the writing of Life Together was the closing of the preacher's seminary at Finkenwalde.
The treatise contains Bonhoeffer's thoughts about the nature of Christian community based on the common life that he and his seminarians experienced at the seminary and in the "Brother's House" there. Bonhoeffer completed the writing of Life Together in Web, Tablet. Content Protection. Flag as inappropriate.
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Book 6. The crown jewel of Bonhoeffer's body of work, Ethicsis the culmination of his theological and personal odyssey. Based on careful reconstruction of the manuscripts, freshly and expertly translated and annotated, this new critical edition features an insightful Introduction by Clifford Green and an Afterword from the German edition's editors.
Fiction from Tegel Prison. Book 7. This book discloses a great deal of Bonhoeffer's family context, social world, and cultural milieu.
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Events from his life are recounted in a way that embodies and illuminates his theology. Characters and situations that represent Nazi types and attitudes are a form of social criticism and help to explain Bonhoeffer's participation in the resistance movement and the plot to kill Adolf Hitler, for which he was hanged. Letters and Papers from Prison. Book 8. In these remarkable writings we meet Bonhoeffer at his most vulnerable and human, but also as a man of faith and prayer. Separated from those he loved most, surrounded by destruction, assailed by doubt, and fearing the worst, his hope in Christ remains firm even as his death becomes more certain.
And through his profound reflections on what it means to be a Christian he guides us into the twenty-first century. I strongly commend this volume to a new generation of readers. Tutu Cape Town, South Africa "In the tests and trials of imprisonment and imminent death, Bonhoeffer's faithas belief, as practice, and as theologyis richly illuminated.
Indeed, it becomes luminous. It composes his life and his death into an act of integrity and grace that resists interpretation because it so richly interprets itself. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale University Despite Dietrich Bohoeffer's prior theological achievements and writings, it was his correspondence and notes from prison that electrified the postwar world six years after his death in The materials gathered and selected by his friend Eberhard Bethge in Letters and Papers from Prison not only brought Bonhoeffer to wide and appreciative readership, especially in North America; they also introduced to a broader audience his novel and exciting ideas of "religionless Christianity," his open and honest theological appraisal of Christian doctrine, and his sturdy, if sorely tried, faith in the face of uncertainty and doubt.
This splendid volume, in some ways the capstone of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, presents the full array of Bonhoeffer's prison letters and theological writings except his fiction, separately published. The more than documents, composed during his long incarceration, include his extensive correspondence with his family and Eberhard Bethge much of it in English for the first time , his theological notes, and his prison poems.
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Along with full research apparatus, the volume offers an illuminating introduction by editor John W. De Gruchy and a historical afterword written by Christian Gremmels, one of the editors of the original German volume. Barcelona, Berlin, New York, Book The period to , which followed completion of his dissertation, was formative for Bonhoeffer's personal and pastoral and theological direction. Almost all of these nine hundred pages of writings appear in English here for the first time.
They document the intense four-year period that included preparation of his postdoctoral thesis; a vicarage in Barcelona; occasional lectures; his postdoctoral academic year at Union Theological Seminary; travel around the United States, Cuba, and Mexico; and his re-entry into the German academic and ecclesial scene. The completion of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, the definitive English translation of the Critical Edition, represents a milestone in theological scholarship. This wonderful series is a translation from the German editions of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Werke.
The product of over twenty years of dedicated labor, the comprehensive and thoroughly-annotated sixteen-volume series will be the essential resource that generations of scholars will rely upon to understand the life and work of this seminal thinker in the wider frame of twentieth-century thought and history.
Similar ebooks. The Cost of Discipleship. What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the government worker? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between "cheap grace" and "costly grace. Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the girl which must be asked for, the door at which a man must know It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life.