Dietrich bonhoeffer books list of books by dietrich bonhoeffer. Dietrich bonhoeffer was only thirtynine years old when he was executed in a nazi concentration camp in 1945 for his involvement in the plot to assassinate hitler. The german lutheran pastor dietrich bonhoeffer opposed the nazi regime and was executed for his involvement in a plot to kill adolf hitler. A talented writer, he depends heavily on eberhard bethges biography 40 years old but still an unsurpassed source. The cost of discipleship is one of the bestselling titles on the scm classics list and one of the classics of modern theology. New film follows dietrich bonhoeffers final chapter.
German federal archives bundesarchiv, bild 146198707416 in 1935 bonhoeffer was appointed to organize and head a new seminary for the confessing church at finkenwalde pomerania, which continued in disguised form until 1940, despite its proscription by the political authorities in 1937. We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. The deeply moving story of the dire if ultimately triumphant course of deitrich bonhoeffers life, presented with a new interpretive hand and opening up many new facets of bonhoeffers experience. Bonhoeffer, a lutheran pastor and theologian, took part in the plots being planned by members of the abwehr military intelligence office to assassinate hitler. Experience the power of bonhoeffer s words in a way that challenges you to live out your discipleship dailycombining personal. Eric metaxas has done a masterful job of communicating the zeitgeist of early and mid20th century germany, the interrelationships between church and state amidst the growing popularity of the national socialist party and the incongruity of being a christian, and adhering to official nazi party lines. Bonhoeffer letters and papers from prison dietrich bonhoeffer readers edition life together dietrich bonhoeffer readers edition barcelona, berlin, new york. The authoritative biography of bonhoeffer theologian, christian, man for his times. Eric metaxas recent highlyacclaimed biography presents him as an evangelical martyr of the twentieth century. This biography of german theologian dietrich bonhoeffer, martyred by adolf hitler at the end of world war ii, draws. His writing has appeared in the wall street journal, the new york times, and the new yorker, and metaxas has appeared as a cultural commentator on cnn, fox news, and msnbc. Weidner is currently the editorinchief of the burschenschaftlichen. Bonhoeffers monastic communal life and teaching at finkenwalde seminary formed the basis of his books, the cost of discipleship and life together. Bonhoeffer executed on hitlers order april 9, 1995 was the 50th anniversary of the execution of dietrich bonhoeffer by the nazis.
This germanenglish collection gives you access to the complete works of one of the most influential christian martyrs in history not just in english, but also his native german, allowing you to get even closer to bonhoeffer s original meaning and thought. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Dietrich bonhoeffer theologian, pastor, martyris one of the most significant christian witnesses of the twentieth century. Dietrich bonhoeffer offentlich als landesverrater bezeichnet, sowie dessen. Dietrich bonhoeffer books biography and list of works. He is known partly for his belief that killing adolf hitler was a moral act. Rechtsextremismus in studentenverbindungen zerstrittene. Bonhoeffer took stands that were not popular, that few understood, even among his. In his preaching, bonhoeffers strong, personal faiththe foundation for everything he didshines in the darkness of hitlers third reich and in the church struggle.
Not only was he a theologian, a poet, a secretservice double agent, a musician, and one of the most famous martyrs of the twentieth centuryhe also played a role in the famous july 20 plot to assassinate adolf hitler. Bonhoeffer, a german lutheran pastor and theologian, was an exemplar of sacrificial faith. A brief biographical summary covering bonhoeffers family, education, pastoral service, teaching appointments, ecumenical service, the evangelical opposition to hitler, activities in the german resistance to hitler, and his imprisonment and eventual execution. One example is norbert weidner, who called the theologian and resistance fighter dietrich bonhoeffer. A chronicle which charts the dramatic life story of dietrich bonhoeffer, a young german theologian who offered one of the first clear voices of resistance to adolf hitler. Bonhoeffer executed on hitlers order 19012000 church. Stephen nichols, president, reformation bible college, with a phd from westminster theological seminary, in his book, bonhoeffer on the christian life, states. This magnificent volume takes readers on a historical and biographical journey that follows bonhoeffer through the various stages of his lifeas teacher, ecumenist, pastor, preacher. Dietrich bonhoeffer project gutenberg selfpublishing. German fraternities are often linked with neonazi ideology, but the. This page is designed to help make writings on and by dietrich bonhoeffer available to those without easy access to a theological library. Burschenschaften brandenburgische landeszentrale fur politische. Bonhoeffer is also widely known for his 1945 execution in flossenberg concentration camp for attempting to assassinate hitler. Yet his courage, vision, and brilliance have greatly influenced the twentiethcentury church and its theology.
Lewis mere christianity a measure of bonhoeffers standing among contemporary christians, and evangelicals in particular. Sep 23, 2016 dietrich bonhoeffer 19061945 is increasingly being quoted by evangelical writers and theologians. Dietrich bonhoeffer was among the most interesting, inspiring people youll ever read about. German federal archives bundesarchiv, bild 146198707416 190645. Bonhoeffer, whatever his flaws, lived his convictions to the end. Dietrich bonhoeffer biography childhood, life achievements. Dietrich bonhoeffer was a german pastor, theologian, antinazi dissident, member of the abwehr the german military intelligence organization against nazis and hitler, and the founding member of the confessing church.
Perhaps dietrich bonhoeffers most radical book, this reading of the sermon on the mount has influenced many christians throughout the world over the last 50 years. Social responsibility and modern christian commitment. His father was a prominent professor of psychiatry and neurology. Dietrich bonhoeffer students britannica kids homework help. Dietrich bonhoeffers most popular book is the cost of discipleship. Books by dietrich bonhoeffer author of the cost of. He played a central role in the confessing church during the nazi period and became one of the most. Exploring bonhoeffers writings phrases like cheap grace, costly grace, and religionless christianity are common coin, because they come from dietrich bonhoeffers two bestknown books, the cost of discipleship and letters and papers from prison. Pastor, martyr, prophet, spy paperback unabridged, august 29, 2011. Eric metaxass bonhoeffer biography has won many accolades from evangelicals, not only because metaxas is an excellent writer, but also. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books youve read.
The deeply moving story of the dire if ultimately triumphant course of deitrich bonhoeffer s life, presented with a new interpretive hand and opening up many new facets of bonhoeffer s experience. A decade ago, christianity today published a list of the ten best religious books of the 20th century. The christology of dietrich bonhoeffer 5 view jesus only as a historical figure of the past whose influence somehow affects us. Liberals have a heart for the poor, the environment, justice and a handful of important causes few rational people would disagree with. Aug 29, 2011 this is a wonderfully well written biography of a key figure in 20th century christianity. Pastor, martyr, prophet, spy is the first fully comprehensive biography of bonhoeffer in more than 40 years. First usa edition 1973 stated, near fine gray cloth hardcover wblack cloth spine, gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration on cover, interior clean and tight, unread, dj very good wchips topbottom of spine, in brodart, 256 pages, dietrich bonhoeffer, collected works volume iii, edited, introduced and translated by edwin h. Dietrich bonhoeffer simple english wikipedia, the free. Mar 01, 2014 dietrich bonhoeffer was among the most interesting, inspiring people youll ever read about. Dietrich bonhoeffer 1906 1945 dietrich bonhoeffer february 4, 1906 april 9, 1945 was a german religious leader and participant in the resistance movement against nazism. German fraternities try to spiff up image germany news and in. His writings on christianitys role in the secular world have become widely influential, and his book the cost of discipleship has been described as a modern classic. Scripture and myth in dietrich bonhoeffer 1937 and life together 1939, are favorite books in evangelical circles. Readers coming to bonhoeffer for the first time will likely be carried along by metaxass engaging narrative and admiration for his subject.
His writings on christianitys role in the secular world have become widely influential, and his book the cost of discipleship became a modern classic. Particularly through his bestselling classic the cost of discipleship, bonhoeffer profoundly shaped leaders in multiple. Experience bonhoeffer s legacy on a deeper level than ever before. Books by dietrich bonhoeffer author of the cost of discipleship. He died at 39, but left a legacy in his writings that now, a halfcentury later, still provides valuable insight for christians seeking to live faithfully to the gospel in a culture dominated by hostile ideologies. Dietrich bonhoeffertheologian, pastor, martyris one of the most significant christian witnesses of the twentieth century. Barnett, general editor of the dietrich bonhoeffer works, english edition, published by fortress press, from which these sermons are selected. In addition to his other siblings, dietrich had a twin sister, sabine bonhoeffer leibholz. His books have been translated into more than twentyfive languages. Dietrich bonhoeffer has 176 books on goodreads with 169608 ratings. And yet until now, american readers have lacked an account of bonhoeffers life that is. Apart from his theological writings, bonhoeffer became known for his staunch resistance to the nazi dictatorship. 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 editions editors.
This devotional of 365 meditations by theologian and martyr dietrich bonhoeffer helps you see that it is possible to impact that world if we allow ourselves to be transformed into the likeness of christ. Apr 05, 2020 bonhoeffer, dietrich dietrich bonhoeffer, 1939. Dietrich bonhoeffer author of the cost of discipleship. His ethical thinking led him to become an outspoken leader in the breakaway confessing church in germany that. Metaxas presents the fullest accounting of bonhoeffers heartwrenching decision to leave the safe haven of america to return to hitlers germany, and sheds new light on bonhoeffers involvement in the famous valkyrie plot and in operation 7, the effort to smuggle jews into neutral switzerland. In his early life he believed that all jews should turn into christians, but supported them anyway. Pdf bonhoeffer books pdf download read online free. Bonhoeffer was born on 4 february 1906 in breslau, germany into a large family. The move follows claims that an investigation into a series of racist. Thomas nelson, 2010by richard weikart, california state university, stanislauseric metaxass bonhoeffer biography has won many accolades from evangelicals, not only because metaxas is an excellent writer, but also. Bonhoeffer bequeathed to humanity a legacy of theological creativity and. A testament to freedom includes excerpts from major books, sermons, and selected letters spanning the years of bonhoeffer s pastoral and theological career. Among his other books are the cost of discipleship 1937 and ethics 1949.
Dietrich bonhoeffer german 4 february 1906 9 april 1945 was a german lutheran pastor, theologian, antinazi dissident, and key founding member of the confessing church. List of books and articles about dietrich bonhoeffer online. Discount prices on books by dietrich bonhoeffer, including titles like the communion of saints. This study guide consists of approximately 45 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of bonhoeffer. Dietrich bonhoeffer reading room tyndale university. The cost of discipleship is a compelling statement of the demands of sacrifice and ethical consistency from a man whose life and thought were exemplary articulations of a new type of leadership inspired by the gospel, and imbued with the spirit of christian humanism and a creative sense of civic duty. Es handelte sich um einen funktionar im dachverband deutsche burschenschaft db. Bonhoeffers letters and papers from prison was published after his death, in 1951. Dietrich bonhoeffer 4 february 1906 in breslau 9 april 1945 in flossenburg concentration camp was an important lutheran pastor from germany who was killed by the nazis during world war ii. Dietrich bonhoeffer books list of books by dietrich.
Seize the day with dietrich bonhoeffer book summary. Exploring bonhoeffers writings christian history magazine. Dietrich bonhoeffer s most popular book is the cost of discipleship. Over against this, bonhoeffer insists that only the risen one makes possible the presence of the living person and thus provides the necessary condition for christology 45. Pastor, martyr, prophet, spy study guide eric metaxas this study guide consists of approximately 45 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of bonhoeffer. From the very beginning, he was interested in christianity and becoming a pastor even when he belonged to a family that was. Bonhoeffer was also an important christian theologian who wanted the church to become actively involved in solving the worlds problems. List of books and articles about dietrich bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffers sister sabine, along with her jewishclassified husband gerhard leibholz and their two daughters, escaped to england by way of switzerland in september 1940. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Pastor, martyr, prophet, spya righteous gentile vs. Dietrich bonhoeffers cost of discipleship came in second, behind only c. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. Dietrich bonhoeffer 19061945, a german theologian, pastor, and ecumenist, studied in berlin and at union theological seminary in new york city.383 1170 1233 592 1564 1430 6 184 249 1115 255 1214 645 1267 1138 574 1179 689 28 1301 356 199 333 863 154 605 1136 1201 314 340 835 1469 1302 792 664