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Volume 1
Sanctorum Communio: A Theological Study of the Sociology of the Church, translation of Sanctorum Communio: Eine dogmatische Untersuchung zur Soziologie der Kirche
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Act and Being: Transcendental Philosophy and Ontology in Systematic Theology, translation of Akt und Sein: Transzendentalphilosophie und Ontologie in der systematischen Theologie
 
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Creation and Fall,
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Sunday April 9th marks the anniversary of the death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

In remembrance of his life and work, we offer this poem of his, which appears in the book…

Who am I?: Bonhoeffer’s Theology
through his Poetry

Bernd Wannenwetsch, Editor

 
Paperback: T &T Clark, 2012.
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Speaks Powerfully
to the Trump Age!

 

Who Am I?

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Tomorrow (Feb. 4) is the birthday of Dietrich Bonhoeffer… 

In the Trump era of propaganda (e.g., “alternative facts”) and violence and oppression toward anyone who is not a white heterosexual male, we would do well to return to the writings of Bonhoeffer — not just the wrongheaded spin of some who have written about Bonhoeffer (AHEM, Eric Metaxas), but his actual writings themselves.

Here are 5 stunning passages that shed light on our call to costly discipleship in the present age…

 
 

Christianity has adjusted itself much
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Yesterday marked the 110th anniversary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s birth…

In honor of the occasion, we wanted to highlight a few lesser-known books by/about him:

You may have read The Cost of Discipleship, or Life Together, or even Eric Metaxes’s Bonhoeffer biography, but here are a few other important Bonhoeffer books, if you want to go deeper:
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Prophetic Imagination: Revised Edition

Walter Brueggemann

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When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer,

born on this date, 1906
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Poem of the Day:
Who am I?
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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The Wake Up Call – February 4, 2015

 

“Spending the Holidays with Bonhoeffer”

A review of
God Is in the Manger:
Reflections on Advent and Christmas
.
By Dietrich Bonhoeffer.


Reviewed by Alex Joyner

God is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas
By Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Translated by O.C. Dean, Jr.

Compiled and edited by Jana Reiss
Paperback: WJK Books, 2010.
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“Life in a prison cell may well be compared to Advent: one waits, hopes, and does this, that, or the other – things that are really of no consequence – the door is shut, and can only be opened from the outside.”
–Dietrich Bonhoeffer quoted in God in the Manger (13)

GOD IS IN THE MANGER - BonhoefferThere is a deep hunger among us for more of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the once and future prophet.  Bonhoeffer’s death in a Nazi prison camp in the waning days of World War II left the Christian community with one of its more evocative unfinished stories.  The German theologian was deeply engaged with the challenges of his day, but there is so much that seems contemporary about him in the 21st century.

He was a colleague and disciple of Karl Barth, and in many ways his theological kin, but Bonhoeffer addressed his environment in ways that created a more engaged, lived theology.  As he watched the Christian church around him capitulate to Nazi ideology, Bonhoeffer foresaw the impotence and crumbling of the religious institutional structure.  And when he wrote about a “world come of age” in which humanity had finally outgrown its need of religion, it was inevitable that later generations of Westerners would see it as a prescient observation of their own world.

Publishers are hastily trying to feed this hunger with a slate of books.  2010 has already seen the publication of a monumental, if flawed, biography by Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy [Thomas Nelson].  Though Metaxas leaves the reader wanting more insight and less reporting, (and much less clichéd prose), his book does have the virtue of immersing us once more in the story of Bonhoeffer’s life and in large passages of his writing.  Also this year, Fortress Press has continued its slow rollout of volumes in the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works with the publication of its 800-page volume 8, Letters and Papers from Prison.  Three significant films on his life in the last decade have also contributed to making Bonhoeffer one of the hottest theologians of the 21st century some 55 years after his death.

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A Review of

551382: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Eric Metaxas.

Hardback: Thomas Nelson, 2010.

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Reviewed by Douglas Connelly.

April 9, 2010 marked the sixty-fifth anniversary of the death of the German pastor and theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  As the Third Reich crumbled around them, the embattled Nazi leadership had Bonhoeffer hanged at the Flossenburg concentration camp.  Christians have long considered him a martyr, but Bonhoeffer was not executed primarily for his faith.  He and four others were killed that spring morning for their participation in a plot to kill Adolph Hitler – a plot that almost succeeded.  Bonhoeffer’s act of treason was the official reason for his murder, but his political action stemmed directly from his theology.  This German pastor believed he was doing the will of God.

Eric Metaxas in his masterful new biography, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, weaves three historical themes together with skill and engaging detail.  First, he tells the story of the German nation from their humiliating defeat in World War I through the rise of National Socialism and the horrors of World War II.  The second thread is the story of the German Lutheran church.  We see the rise of intellectual liberalism, its resulting critical view of the Bible, and the devastating effect of their departure from God’s truth on the moral strength of the Christian leaders.  Then, third, the story of Bonhoeffer’s life and theological development are followed through the twists and turns of political change and ecclesiastical compromise.  It all makes for captivating reading.

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