40-Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer
One of the most widely admired theologians of the 20th century, Bonhoeffer was a profound yet clear thinker. Klug selects significant passages from his works, pairs them with appropriate Scripture, sets up a journal-writing exercise, and concludes with prayer.
A Testament to Freedom: The Essential Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeff
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was only thirty-nine years old when he was executed in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945 for his involvement in the plot to assassinate Hitler. Yet his courage, vision, and brilliance have greatly influenced the twentieth-century church and its theology. Particularly through his best-selling classic The Cost of Discipleship, Bonhoeffer profoundly shaped leaders in multiple theological traditions including various expressions of non-western theology. A Testament to Freedom includes excerpts from major books, sermons, and selected letters spanning the years of Bonhoeffer's pastoral and theological career. This magnificent volume takes readers on a historical and biographical journey that follows Bonhoeffer through the various stages of his life-as teacher, ecumenist, pastor, preacher, seminary director, prophet in the Nazi era, and finally, as martyr in pursuit of justice.
A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Daily Meditations from His Letters,
Writings, and Sermons
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was only thirty-nine when he was executed by the Nazis in 1945, yet his influence on Christian life has been enormous. His passionate, theology-based opposition to Nazism made him a leader, along with Karl Barth, in Germany's Confessing Church. Bonhoeffer is embraced by both liberal and conservative Christians, and the integrity of his faith and life have led believers everywhere to recognize him as the one theologian of his time to lead future generations of Christians into the new millennium. His writings are a treasure of spiritual wisdom, social con-science, pastoral care, and theological insights that are an inspiration to us all, no matter what challenges we face. A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer showcases his writings, letters, and sermons in a daily devotional format, encouraging and deepening readers' reflections and meditations. With a foreword by Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics, A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer will take readers on a 365-day journey of understanding with this deeply spiritual man.
Act and Being: Transcendental Philosophy and Ontology in Systematic
Theology DBW, Vol. 2
The fresh, critical translation of the volume is now available in paper. Act and Being, written in 1929-1930 as Bonhoeffer's second dissertation, deals with the questions of consciousness and conscience in theology from the perspective of the Reformation insight about the origin of human sinfulness in the "heart turned in upon itself and thus open neither to the revelation of God nor to the encounter with the neighbor." Here, therefore, we find Bonhoeffer's thoughts about power, revelation, otherness, theological method, and theological anthropology.
Act and Being: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works DBW, Volume 2
In Act and Being Bonhoeffer employs Lutheran theology in critique of philosophical claims about human consciousness from the Enlightenment (esp. Kant) up to his own time, including Heidegger. In doing so he provides a vindication for God self-disclosure against the beliefs expounded by the metaphysics of transcendental philosophy. Undoubtedly Bonhoeffer's most philosophical and abstract work, it is nevertheless crucial for understanding Sanctorum Communio, and, arguably, all of Bonhoeffer's theology. Bonhoeffer approaches human consciousness from the perspective of the Reformation that understands human sin as "the heart turned in on itself and thus is neither open to the Revelation of God nor to the encounter with the neighbor.
Barcelona, Berlin, New York: 1928-1931 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 10
The period 1928 to 1931, 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 includedp 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.
Berlin: 1932-1933 (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 12
Then came the crisis of 1933." This is Bonhoeffer's own phrase in a letter that documents a turning point in his own life as well as that of the nation. Of Bonhoeffer s own life at this time, his biographer writes, "The period of learning and roaming" from 1928 until 1931 "had come to an end" as the young lecturer, age 26, began to teach "on a faculty whose theology he did not share" and to preach "in a church whose self-confidence he regarded as unfounded." Bonhoeffer was becoming part of a society that was moving toward political, social, and economic chaos
Brautbriefe Zelle 92: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Maria von Wedemeyer 1943-1945 - German Edition
Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small number of dissidents and saboteurs worked to dismantle the Third Reich from the inside. One of these was Dietrich Bonhoeffer—a pastor and author. In this New York Times best-selling biography, Eric Metaxas takes both strands of Bonhoeffer’s life—the theologian and the spy—and draws them together to tell a searing story of incredible moral courage in the face of monstrous evil. Metaxas presents the fullest accounting of Bonhoeffer’s heart-wrenching decision to leave the safe haven of America to return to Hitler’s Germany, and sheds new light on Bonhoeffer’s involvement in the famous Valkyrie plot and in “Operation 7,” the effort to smuggle Jews into neutral Switzerland. In a deeply moving narrative, Metaxas uses previously unavailable documents?including personal letters, detailed journal entries, and firsthand personal accounts?to reveal dimensions of Bonhoeffer's life and theology never before seen.
Christ the Center
Here is the key to the thought of one of our time's central moral figures.
It reveals Bonhoeffer's deep, firm roots in Christian doctrine, and it
relates that doctrine to twentieth-century decisions every Christian must
face. Essential for those interested in the development of Bonhoeffer's
thinking, Christ the Center is as well an important addition to
Christological thought and a clear guide to how we are to believe and act
in the uncertainty of the times.
These lectures, originally delivered at the University of Berlin and reconstructed by Eberhard Bethge from students' notes, make Christianity the hinge upon which hangs all of Bonhoeffer's thought. True to his Lutheran roots, he was particularly eloquent on the God-man. This completely new translation was completed by Edwin Robertson.
Come Boldly: Timeless Daily Encouragements on Prayer
Journey through the year with some of the giants of the faith! Carefully
arranged to address essential elements of prayer---preparation, confession,
examination, worship, and request---weekday reflections feature compelling
excerpts from the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, E.M. Bounds, Elisabeth
Elliot, C.S. Lewis, and others.
Conspiracy and Imprisonment, 1940-1945 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 16
In hundreds of letters, including ten never-before-published letters to his fiance, Maria von Wedemeyer, as well as official documents, short original pieces, and a few final sermons, the volume sheds light on Bonhoeffer's active resistance to and increasing involvement in the conspiracy against the Hitler regime, his arrest, and his long imprisonment. Finally, Bonhoeffer's many exchanges with his family, fiance, and closest friends, demonstrate the affection and solidarity that accompanied Bonhoeffer to his prison cell, concentration camp, and eventual death.
Creation and Fall - Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 3
Creation and Fall originated in lectures given by Dietrich Bonhoeffer at the University of Berlin in the winter semester of 1932-33 during the demise of the Weimar Republic and the birth of the Third Reich. In the course of these events, Bonhoeffer called his students to focus their attention on the word of God the word of truth in a time of turmoil.
Creation and Fall Temptation: Two Biblical Studies
In this enlightening study, renowned twentieth-century theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer offers a careful textual analysis of the story of creation, approaching the biblical tale of Genesis with the eye of a philosopher and the soul of a true Christian.“Creation and Fall” is Bonhoeffer’s lucid, brilliant analysis of the first three chapters of Genesis. Here he discusses the seeming scientific naiveté behind the creation story, God’s love and goodness, and humanity’s creation, its free will, and its blessedness. Bonhoeffer also tackles difficult questions that are raised from the first book of the Bible, questions about the seemingly redundant second story of creation, about God’s own beginning, about the source of the light that was created the first day. The author then expounds upon Adam and Eve’s fall from grace: How could they, creatures made in God’s image, have thought to oppose God so foully? Where did the first evil come from? How did humanity lose its right to live in paradise
Die Psalmen: Das Gebetbuch der Bibel - German Edition
Mit dem Psalter geht der christlichen Gemeinde ein vergleichlicher Schatz verloren, und mit seiner Wiedergewinnung werden ungeahnte Kräfte in sie eingehen". (Dietrich Bonhoeffer) Der Psalter war das Gebetbuch Jesu – wie hat er sie gebetet und was heißt es für uns heute als Christen, die Psalmen im Glauben an Jesus Christus zu beten? – Bonhoeffers Einführungen in die Psalmen ist ein Kleinod für das eigene geistliche Leben.Die letzte zu Lebzeiten veröffentlichte Schrift des Autors, bringt uns tiefe Einblicke in das Denken Bonhoeffers und lässt uns die Schatztruhe der Psalmen neu wiederentdecken.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: In the Midst of Wickedness (CH)
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: In the Midst of Wickedness (CH Audiobook)
Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christmas Sermons
The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, who look forward to something greater to come. For these, it is enough to wait in humble fear until the Holy One himself comes down to us, God in the child in the manger. God comes. The Lord Jesus comes. Christmas comes. Christians rejoice!” —Dietrich Bonhoeffer Executed by the Nazis for his complicity in a plot to assassinate Hitler, Dietrich Bonhoeffer remains with us today through his writings—far-reaching ripples of deep thought, passionate words, and unflinching character. Including biographical insights, Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christmas Sermons spans Bonhoeffer’s seventeen years as a preacher. This collection of vintage sermons and writings searches out the power and mystery of the Christmas season: its joyous riches and its implications for our lives. Also available Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Prison Poems Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Meditations on Psalms
Dietrich Bonhoeffer WorksReader's Edition Set -Dieterich Bonhoeffer Works -
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.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works - Reader's Edition Set
A classic, eminently thoughtful exposition of what it means to follow Christ---and lead his people---in a fallen and hostile world. Featuring new introductions from noted scholars, these modern editions have been adapted to a more accessible format using the acclaimed DBWE translation. Includes Discipleship, Life Together, Ethics, and Letters and Papers from Prison.
Discipleship Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works
Cheap grace is the mortal enemy of our church. Our struggle today is for costly grace.” And with that sharp warning to his own church, which was engaged in bitter conflict with the official Nazified state church, Dietrich Bonhoeffer began his book Discipleship (formerly entitled The Cost of Discipleship). Originally published in 1937, it soon became a classic exposition of what it means to follow Christ in a modern world beset by a dangerous and criminal government. At its center stands an interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount: what Jesus demanded of his followers—and how the life of discipleship is to be continued in all ages of the post- resurrection church. “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.
Discipleship DBW Vol 4
Freshly translated from the German critical edition, Discipleship provides a more accurate rendering of the text and extensive aids and commentary to clarify the meaning, context, and reception of this work and its attempt to resist the Nazi ideology then infecting German Christian churches.
Discipleship: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Reader's Edition
And with that sharp warning to his own church, which was engaged in bitter conflict with the official Nazified state church, Dietrich Bonhoeffer began his book Discipleship (formerly entitled The Cost of Discipleship). Originally published in 1937, it soon became a classic exposition of what it means to follow Christ in a modern world beset by a dangerous and criminal government. At its center stands an interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount: what Jesus demanded of his followers - and how the life of discipleship is to be continued in all ages of the post- resurrection church. Using the acclaimed Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works English translation and 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.
Discipulado - Portuguese Edition
A leitura desta obra torna-se uma tarefa imprescindível para todo aquele que se propõe a mesma pergunta que orientava Bonhoeffer: "O que é o cristianismo ou, ainda, quem é de fato Cristo para nós hoje?".Para ele, ficou evidente a necessidade de criticar o que chamou de "graça barata", que, "em vez de justificar o pecador, justifica o pecado". Ou seja, a postura que a Igreja assume ao inverter todo o esforço dos reformadores sintetizado na doutrina da justificação pela fé mediante o sacrifício na cruz de Cristo. Justamente por isso, "a graça barata é a inimiga mortal de nossa Igreja". Foi contra esse tipo de graça que os esforços de Bonhoeffer se direcionaram, reiterando enfaticamente a verdadeira vida em comunidade, na qual o discipulado é visto como compromisso radical de obediência a Cristo — mesmo que implique a morte, não apenas do velho ser humano, mas do próprio discípulo.
Ecumenical, Academic, and Pastoral Work: 1931-1934 - DBW Book 11
Volume 11 in the sixteen-volume Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works English Edition, Ecumenical, Academic, and Pastoral Work: 1931—1932, provides a comprehensive translation of Bonhoeffer’s important writings from 1931 to 1932, with extensive commentary about their historical context and theological significance. This volume covers the significant period of Bonhoeffer's entry into the international ecumenical world and the final months before the beginning of the National Socialist dictatorship.
Ethics - Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works
Ethics is the culmination of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theological and personal odyssey and one of the most important works of Christian ethics of the last century. 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. Written in the midst of the conspiracy to overthrow the Hitler regime, it is nonetheless chiefly concerned with ethics for the postwar time of reconstruction and peace. 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. Focused on Christ, the God who became human, and the vision of a world reconciled with God, Ethics shuns abstraction, seeks the will of God in concrete historical reality, and calls the church to be a transforming community in the world with a new responsibility to public life.
Bonhoeffer writes about Christians and the world we live in, a world of government, politics, labor, and marriage. We do not "live in a vacuum", therefore, we must have concrete instruction in a concrete situation. Bonhoeffer died before completing his work but this book is recognized as a major contribution to Christian ethics.
Ethics DBW Vol 6 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works
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. Though caught up in the vortex of momentous forces in the Nazi period, Bonhoeffer systematically envisioned a radically Christocentric, incarnational ethic for a post-war world, purposefully recasting Christians' relation to history, politics, and public life. This edition allows scholars, theologians, ethicists, and serious Christians to appreciate the cogency and relevance of Bonhoeffer's vision
Ecumenical, Academic, and Pastoral Work: 1931-1932, DBW, Volume 11
Volume 11 in the sixteen-volume Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works series Ecumenical, Academic, and Pastoral Work: 1931- 1932, provides a comprehensive translation of Bonhoeffer's important writings from 1931 to 1932, with extensive commentary about their historical context and theological significance. This volume covers the significant period of Bonhoeffer's entry into the international ecumenical world and the final months before the beginning of the National Socialist dictatorship. It begins with Bonhoeffer's return to Berlin in June 1931 after his year of study in the United States. In the crucial period that followed, Bonhoeffer continued his preparations for the ministry, began teaching at Berlin University, and became active at international ecumenical meetings. His letters and lectures, however, also document the economic and political turbulence on the European and world stage, and Bonhoeffer directly addresses the growing threat of the Nazi movement and what it portends not only for Germany, but for the world. Several of the documents in this volume, particularly the student notes of his university lecture on "The Nature of the Church" and his lectures on Christian ethics, give important insights into his theology at this point. His ecumenical lectures and reports are significant documents for understanding the ecumenical debates of this period.
Fiction from Tegel Prison: DBW Vol 7- (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works
This book discloses a great deal of Bonhoeffer’s family context, social world, and cultural milieu. 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.
Gemeinsames Leben - German Edition
Als die Nationalsozialisten 1937 Einrichtungen der Bekennenden Kirche schlossen und auch vor dem Predigerseminar und Bruderhaus in Finkenwalde nicht Halt machten, sah sich Bonhoeffer veranlasst das niederzuschreiben, was zu einer christlichen Gemeinschaft zu sagen war. Bonhoeffer schrieb dieses Buch innerhalb eines vierwöchigen Ferienaufenthaltes im Jahr 1938 nieder, der allerdings durch die politischen Ereignisse im Land und der Situation seiner Kirche getrübt wurde. Mit diesem Werk hat Bonhoeffer den Glaubenden eine Anleitung zum gemeinsamen Zusammenleben hinterlassen, die an ihrer Dichte und Klarheit ihres Gleichen sucht. Obwohl da Buch dem gegenwärtigen Leser wohl häufig ermahnend anmuten wird, erbaut es ihn doch letztlich. Bonhoeffers Anliegen war es nicht, ein Buch zu verfassen, welches versucht das Individuum abzuschaffen, wie man wahrscheinlich über Strecken vermuten wird, sondern weit mehr den einzelnen zur Freiheit, Stärke und Mündigkeit zu verhelfen, damit dieser verantwortlich handeln kann.
God is on the Cross
When people suggest in their letters . . . that I'm 'suffering' here, I reject the thought. It seems to me a profanation. These things mustn't be dramatized. I doubt very much whether I'm 'suffering' any more than you, or most people, are suffering today. Of course, a great deal here is horrible, but where isn't it? No, suffering must be something quite different, and have a quite different dimension, from what I've so far experienced."--from Letter to Eberhard Bethge from Tegel prison, 9 March These forty-seven stirring devotions will guide and inspire readers as they move thematically through the weeks of Lent and Easter, encountering themes of prayerful reflection, self-denial, temptation, suffering, and the meaning of the cross. Passages from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's letters and sermons provide special encouragement as readers prepare themselves spiritually for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Supplemented by an informative introduction to Bonhoeffer's life and a Scripture passage for each day of the season, these daily devotions are moving reminders of the true gift of Christ on the cross.
God Is on the Cross: Reflections on Lent and Easter
These forty stirring devotions will guide and inspire readers as they move thematically through the weeks of Lent and Easter, encountering themes of prayerful reflection, self-denial, temptation, suffering, and the meaning of the cross. Passages from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's letters and sermons provide special encouragement as readers prepare themselves spiritually for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Supplemented by an informative introduction to Bonhoeffer's life and a Scripture passage for each day of the season, these daily devotions are moving reminders of the true gift of Christ on the cross.
God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas
These forty stirring devotions will guide and inspire readers as they move thematically through the weeks of Advent and Christmas, from waiting and mystery to redemption, incarnation, and joy. Supplemented by an informative introduction, short excerpts from Bonhoeffer's letters, and passages from Bonhoeffer's Christmas sermons, these daily reflections are timeless and moving reminders of the true meaning of Christmas. Now repackaged in a beautiful hardback edition, it makes the perfect holiday gift.
I Want to Live These Days with You: A Year of Daily Devotions
This collection of inspirational writings from Dietrich Bonhoeffer is drawn from his many works and presented here as a series of daily meditations to last throughout the year. Organized under monthly themes, these prayers, sermons, meditations, letters, and notes offer readers a new glimpse at how Bonhoeffer understood the meaning of faith and discipleship. Featuring selections from classic works such as The Cost of Discipleship and Letters and Papers from Prison, this set of writings follows the church year, making it ideal for year-long devotional use by readers seeking to be challenged and enlightened by Bonhoeffer's call to find God at the center of their lives.
Letters and Papers from Prison - Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works
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 some ways the capstone of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, presents the full array of Bonhoeffer’s 1943–1945 prison letters and theological writings. 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 John W. de Gruchy to clarify the theological meaning and social importance of Bonhoeffer’s prison writings
Letters and Papers from Prison DBW Vol 8
Despite Dietrich Bonhoeffer’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 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 faith in face of uncertainty and doubt.
Letters Papers from Prison
This new, greatly expanded version of Letters and Papers from Prison, while omitting nothing found in the earlier edition, shifts the emphasis of earlier editions on Deitrich Bonhoeffer's theological reflections to the private sphere of his life. Bonhoeffer's letters now appear in far greater detail, and show his daily concerns and the enormous warmth and humanity of the young German pastor who was executed by the Nazis in 1945 for his part in the "officers' plot." References to Bonhoeffer's fiancee and their plans for marriage, omitted in earlier editions, are now included as is her recent article containing excerpts from his personal letters. Letters fro Bonhoeffer's parents, brothers, sisters, and other relatives have been added. The book also contains hitherto inaccessible letters and legal papers referring to Bonhoeffer's trial, a reminiscence of Karl-Friedrich Bonhoeffer of the time spent in prison by members of his family, and a new introduction by Dietrich Bonhoeffer's close friend Eberhard Bethge. These and other pieces--when combined with the historical and theological passages--give aspects of Bonhoeffer's experience a new setting in the context of the war years
Letters to Londond
About the Contributor(s): Stephen J. Plant is Dean and Runcie Fellow at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, where he teaches theology and ethics in the Divinity Faculty. He edited the journal Theology for SPCK from 2007 to 2013 and is the author of several books including Taking Stock of Bonhoeffer Studies in Biblical Interpretation and Ethics (Ashgate Press, 2014). Toni Burrowes-Cromwell is an International Development Specialist and former International Director of one of the UK's largest children's charities. Her background spans student ministry, social policy reform, and program delivery across the Caribbean, in southern Africa and in Canada. Toni is affiliated with several professional associations including the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR).
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. Life Together gathers Bonhoeffer’s 1938 reflections on the character of Christian community, based on the common life that he and his seminarians experienced at the Finkenwalde Seminary and in the “Brother’s House” there. The stimulus for the writing of Life Together was the closing of the preacher's seminary at Finkenwalde by the Nazis. While Bonhoeffer wrote with his own seminary community in mind, he intended Life Together to have a more universal impact, and spoke of a mission and responsibility of the church as a whole. 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 Bonhoeffer’s work.
Life Together and Prayerbook of the Bible: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works Vol. 5
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 1938.
Life Together - The Classic Exploration of Christian Community
After his martyrdom at the hands of the Gestapo in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer continued his witness in the hearts of Christians around the world. In his book Life Together we learn of Pastor Bonhoeffer's experience within 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 serves as bread to all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship.
Meditations on the Cross
The cross and the resurrection were central themes for Bonhoeffer's theology. These excerpts from sermons and letters contain his personal and faithful words about the crucifixion and the power of the cross for all Christians. Meditations on the Cross is ideal for devotional reading and personal reference.
Meditations on Psalms
At the time of his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was
not quite forty years old. Yet already his influence as a theologian was
felt not only in Germany, but throughout the world. His interactions with
the Psalms reveal a passionate heart and brilliant mind grappling with the
Bible's eternal truths and their application to human nature and temporal
Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Meditations on Psalms is vintage Bonhoeffer: eloquent, incisive, encouraging, challenging. Bonhoeffer invites us to find in the Psalms both a path toward rest in God and a call to Christ-like living and practical action as followers of the Lord Jesus.
Meditating on the Word
Daily, quiet reflection on the Word of God as it applies to me becomes for me a point of crystallization for everything that gives interior and exterior order to my life,” wrote Dietrich Bonhoeffer to his colleagues at the warfront in the winter of 1942. Now back in print after a decade, this collection of Bonhoeffer's writings, sermons, and letters on meditation—including his unfinished meditation on Psalm 119—reveals his deep love for the Bible as a focus for his prayer life and a support in his courageous political life.
Modern Spirituality Series
Nachfolge - German Edition
Billige Gnade ist der Todfeind unserer Kirche. Unser Kampf heute geht um die teure Gnade. Für Dietrich Bonhoeffer gibt es keinen lebendigen Glauben ohne Gehorsam. Seit seinem Studienaufenthalt in New York, wo er eine Hinwendung zu einem persönlichen Christusglauben erlebte, sind seine Theologie und Spiritualität geprägt von der Sehnsucht, die Anweisungen der Bergpredigt wörtlich zu nehmen. Die Nachfolge, wie sie die Bergpredigt fordert, zur Mitte und zum Motor seiner Theologie und seines Lebens geworden. Wichtigstes Dokument dieses Strebens ist sein Buch "Nachfolge", eine Auslegung der Bergpredigt, die damals wie heute inspiriert, Jesus zu folgen. Die Einführung von Peter Zimmerling erläutert die Hintergründe des 1937 erstmals erschienenen Buches und zeigt, dass Bonhoeffer Leiter eines Predigerseminars der Bekennenden Kirche wurde, weil ihm damit ein Experimentierfeld zur praktischen Umsetzung seiner Gedanken zur Nachfolge zur Verfügung
No rusty swords; letters, lectures and notes, 1928-1936, from the Collected
works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. volume 1
Dietrich Bonhoeffer does for twentieth-century Christians what Luther did for those of the sixteenth. He presents the Gospel' s enduring message in a form that compels a deep, powerful response from the secular man of our day. Here, in the first volume of his collected works, is the absorbing spiritual journey of a dynamic religious leader. No Rusty Swords describes Bonheoffer's years of academic training, his travels in Spain, his visit to the United States, his work as a pastor and a teacher, and his prompt and powerful opposition to the Nazi regime. In these pages Bonhoeffer's private wrestling with the basic religious concerns of our times is revealed.
Prayers from prison: Prayers and poems
Prisoner for God: Letters and Papers from Prison
Psalms: The Prayer Book Of The Bible
Dietrich Bonhoeffer here gives one of his secrets behind the powerful witness of his own life. He had learned to pray the Psalms and from them drew on the power of God in his years of imprisonment.
Radio Theatre: Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedomd
Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom is the true story of an unlikely hero-a theologian and pacifist who finds himself risking everything to battle against the tyranny of Nazi Germany. It captures the tense moral conflict of a man at odds between loyalty to his country and his Christian faith. At what cost will Dietrich Bonhoeffer stand against Hitler and the Third Reich? Dramatic audio theatre brings this story to life.
Reflections on the Bible: Human Word and Word of God
Reflections on the Bible</i> contains excerpts from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s letters, meditations, expositions, sermons, lectures, and seminar papers (translated into English by New Testament scholar M. Eugene Boring). This variety provides a spectrum of approaches to Bonhoeffer’s thoughts on Scripture and its central role in academic study, sermons, teaching, pastoral care, and the conduct of one’s personal life. The topics addressed in this book stretch from Bonhoeffer’s thematic study of the historicalcritical method to his study of selected portions of Psalm 119, which Bonhoeffer regarded “as the crown of a theological life.” In selecting texts for this book, editor Manfred Weber focused on Bonhoeffer’s statements about the Bible and his struggle with those statements—which remain remarkably relevant today for individuals and churches, for Christians and non-Christians
Sanctorum Communio: A Theological Study of the Sociology of the Church
(Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 1
Sanctorum Communio was Dietrich Bonhoeffer's dissertation, completed in
1927 and first published in 1930. In it he attempts to work out a theology
of the person in society, and then, particularly, in the church. Along with
enlightening us about his early positions on sin, evil, solidarity,
collective spirit, and collective guilt, the volume unfolds a systematic
theology of the Spirit at work in the church and what this implies for
questions of authority, freedom, ritual, and eschatology.
Here is offered the complete text in translation, annotated by the German and American editors. The historical context is explained and textual commentary is provided in a Foreword and Afterword.
Sanctorum Communio: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works , Volume 1
A seminal Bonhoeffer treatise that exposes his radical vision for the church! Including all the material that was omitted in the original 1930 German publication, Bonheoffer's doctoral dissertation engages social philosophy and sociology to interpret the church as "Christ existing as church-community." Here are the roots of his commitment to the confessing church and the resistance movement. 386 pages, softcover from Fortress.
A leader in the confessing church during World War II, Bonhoeffer was executed on April 9, 1945, for participating in an assassination plot on Hitler's life. Coles introduces us to the spiritual dimension in Bonhoeffer's theology in this provocative primer depicting a remarkably honest, courageous Christian. 128 pages, softcover.
Bonhoeffer says spiritual care is a function of the congregation and that it is an aspect of the broader, more encompassing activity of proclamation. In Spiritual Care, we are confronted with the awesome truth that in speech God's presence is known and that speech is also our own; in silence God's presence is known and that silence is also our own. The text demands us to consider how the gospel message is brought to people in the midst of their personal lives, and his message and counsel use the tools given within the traditional life of the church so that such grace becomes enacted, enfleshed, and incarnate in the Christian community.
Shepherd's Notes on Bonhoeffer's the Cost of Discipleship
Shepherd's Notes- Christian Classics Series is designed to give readers a quick, step by step overview of some of the enduring treasures of the Christian faith. They are designed to be used along side the classic itself- either in individual study or in a study group. The faithful of all generations have found spiritual nourishment in the Scriptures and in the works of Christians of earlier generations. Martin Luther and John Calvin would not have become who they were apart from their reading Augustine. God used the writings of Martin Luther to move John Wesley from a religion of dead works to an experience at Aldersgate in which his "heart was strangely warmed." Shepherd's Notes will give pastors, laypersons, and students access to some of the treasures of Christian faith.
From April 12-17,1937, there was a reunion of the clergy who two years earlier, under the leadership of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, had established the seminary of the Confessing Church in Finkelwalde, near Stettin, and had finished the first course. Dietrich Bonhoeffer introduced each day with a Bible study on Temptation
The Bonhoeffer Reader
This is an ideal introduction to the great Lutheran thinker so admired across the theological spectrum. Based on the most accurate texts possible, these translations correct earlier misunderstandings. 448 pages, softcover from Fortress.
The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Volume 2
Preaching, according to Bonhoeffer, is like offering an apple to child. The
gospel is proclaimed, but for it to be received as gift depends on whether
or not the hearer is in a position to do so. Offered here are thirty-one of
Pastor Bonhoeffer’s sermons, in new English translations, which he preached
at various times of the year and in a variety of different settings. Each
is introduced by Bonhoeffer translator Isabel Best who also provides a
brief biography of Bonhoeffer. The foreword is by Victoria J. Barnett,
general editor of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, English edition, published
by Fortress Press, from which these sermons are selected.
In his preaching, Bonhoeffer’s strong, personal faith—the foundation for everything he did—shines in the darkness of Hitler’s Third Reich and in the church struggle against it. Though not overtly political, Bonhoeffer’s deep concern for the developments in his world is revealed in his sermons as he seeks to draw the listener into conversation with the promises and claims of the gospel—a conversation readers today are invited to join.
The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A rich collection of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's most profound and moving sermons.Many people think of Dietrich Bonhoeffer as primarily an activist-theologian. Yet, Bonhoeffer spent most of his public life as a pastor. In his eloquent and beautifully crafted sermons, Bonhoeffer's passion and deep understanding of the Gospel shine through with brilliance.Comprised of 31 sermons, The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer demonstrates the German pastor's homiletical mastery by providing sermons from various biblical genres while also showing the depth of his insight into specific texts by providing multiple sermons from specific passages such as 1 Corinthians 13 and Colossians 3.1-4.
The Communion of Saints - A Dogmatic Inquiry Into the Sociology of the
In fact Bonhoeffer was never interested in making his writings better known. He never drew the attention Of his students to them. The book Sanctorum Communia soon disappeared from his view, because he was too heavily engaged with the thing itself, the sanctorum communia. He was always ready to describe the thing itself in a new way. For this very reason it is both exciting and rewarding for us to read how Bonhoeffer regarded the church when he began his work, and to see what his answers were then. Both continuity and discontinuity can be seen.
The Cost of Discipleship
The Cost of Discipleship compels the reader to face himself and God in any situation. Bonhoeffer speaks of "Cheap Grace": preaching forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, communion without confession. "Cheap Grace" is grace without discipleship. "Costly Grace" is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock. "It's costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life."
The Cost of Discipleship - Revised Edition
1963 Macmillan Paperbacks Edition, Ninth Printing 1967. 352 pages, a small percentage of which along with the inside cover have notes written on them.
The Cost of Discipleship – eBook
The Cost of Discipleship compels the reader to face himself and God in any situation. Bonhoeffer speaks of "Cheap Grace": preaching forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, communion without confession. "Cheap Grace" is grace without discipleship. "Costly Grace" is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock. "It's costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life.
The Martyred Christian
One hundred sixty readings, selected from Bonhoeffer's major works including "Ethics," "The Cost of Discipleship," and "Letters and Papers from Prison," reflect Bonhoeffer's powerful message of active Christian living
The Mystery of Easter
A beautifully crafted book with Easter meditations, this title is set in a quiet type and enriched by ten full-color reproductions of classic paintings. The cross and the resurrection—suffering and defeat of death—were central themes in the writings and in the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian hanged by the Nazis in 1945.
The Mystery of Holy Night
On the early morning of April 9, 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was murdered by the Nazis in the concentration camp of Flossenburg. There his life of 39 years ended, but the power of his faith stays with us through his life's story and through his prison cell.
The Way to Freedom - Letters, Lectures and Notes from the Collected Works
Born in 1906, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was the son of a professor of psychiatry. He grew up in academic surroundings and in 1930 was appointed lecturer in systematic theology at Berlin University. In 1933 he made his first attack on Hitler's political ideas. Two years later, after a period spent in England, he was forbidden to teach and banned from Berlin by Nazi authorities. At the outbreak of war, against the advice of all his friends, he gave up the security of the U.S.A., where he was on a lecture tour, and returned to Germany to work for the Confessing Church and the political opposition to Hitler. He was arrested in April, 1943, and two years later, after imprisonment in Buchenwald, he was hanged at Flossenburg.
The Young Bonhoeffer: 1918-1927 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 9
Shows how Christians can respond to religious diversity in faithfulness to scripture and tradition with out the negative teachings.
Theological Education at Finkenwalde: 1935-1937 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works
In the spring of 1935 Dietrich Bonhoeffer returned from England to direct a small illegal seminary for the Confessing Church. The seminary existed for two years before the Gestapo ordered it closed in August 1937. The two years of Finkenwalde's existence produced some of Bonhoeffer's most significant theological work as he prepared these young seminarians for the turbulence and risk of parish ministry in the Confessing Church. Bonhoeffer and his seminarians were under Gestapo surveillance; some of them were arrested and imprisoned. Throughout, he remained dedicated to training them for the ministry and its challenges in a difficult time. This volume includes bible studies, sermons, and lectures on homiletics, pastoral care, and catechesis, giving a moving and up-close portrait of the Confessing Church in these crucial years—the same period during which Bonhoeffer wrote his classics, Discipleship and Life Together.
Theological Education Underground 1937-1940 DBW 15 (Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Nearly all in translation for the first time, these documents shed special light on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s work from the time of his underground seminary teaching, through his sojourn at New York City, and his return to the church struggle in Germany.
True patriotism; letters, lectures, and notes, 1939-45
Von Guten Machten Wunderbar Geborgen Dietrich Bonhoeffer. (German Edition)
Wer war Dietrich Bonhoeffer? Das Buch versucht, auf diese Frage eine Antwort zu geben. Es ist für alle, die auf Dietrich Bonhoeffers Leben, Denken, Glauben und Handeln neugierig sind; für interessierte Christinnen und Christen aller Fachrichtungen; für alle, die an der kirchlichen Zeitgeschichte und an der Geschichte des deutschen Widerstandes gegen Hitler interessiert sind; für alle Frauen und alle Männer, die mit Bonhoeffers Welt einmal in Berührung gekommen sind und gerne tiefer in die Materie eintauchen möchten; für Jugendliche, die eine Orientierung im Glauben suchen; für alle theologisch und philosophisch Interessierte, die gerne über sich selbst und über Gott und die Welt nachdenken. Das Buch will dazu beitragen, sich einem Christen anzunähern, der für seinen Glauben und für seine Mitmenschen in unmenschlicher Zeit eingetreten ist. Besonders informativ ist das `Who is Who´ zu Dietrich Bonhoeffer und seiner Zeit, das hilft, sich über die Personen einen Überblick zu verschaffen.
Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christma
Though Christians the world over make yearly preparations for Lent, there’s a conspicuous lack of good books for that other great spiritual season: Advent. All the same, this four-week period leading up to Christmas is making a comeback as growing numbers reject shopping-mall frenzy and examine the deeper meaning of the season.
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Who Am I? - Poetic Insights on Personal Identity
Who Is Christ for Us?
In the summer of 1933, Dietrich Bonhoeffer delivered powerful lectures that insisted Christians encounter Jesus Christ as a living person today, as well as in history and church life. Formulated in the face of the new Nazi regime, a decisive moment in Bonhoeffer's own commitment to the Confessing Church, his words drew attention to the living Christ as always the humiliated "man for others," the lodestar of Christian commitment and service. This volume, well introduced and contextualized by Nessan and Wind, consists in excerpts from the 1933 lectures--strikingly relevant today--along with other, contemporary writings from him and about him.
Widerstand und Ergebung: Briefe und Aufzeichnungen aus der – German Edition
Wisdom and Witness Bonhoeffer
At a time when much of the world was either enticed with or entrapped by
fascism, Dietrich Bonhoeffer dared to live the morally responsible
Christian life to a most expressive, and in his case, tragic end. His
legacy has inspired many, and it demonstrates his life and works to be
among the most important of the twentieth century.
Forged during his struggle against Nazism, Bonhoeffer's striking notions of “religionless Christianity” (i.e., costly grace, direct religious engagement with political forces, and his own martyrdom) still speak directly to the situations faced by the Christians—and Christianity—of today. His key insights, combined with Floyd’s meditations which address meaning and significance for today, are powerfully presented here in fifty key passages grouped into eight areas of Bonhoeffer's concern: church, world, discipleship, politics, love, Christ, creation, and the future.
Witness to Jesus Christ - Making of Modern Theology
Wonder of Wonders: Christmas with Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Never are moments of quiet reflection more important than during the rush of the Christmas season. These beautiful meditations from the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the most beloved theologians of the twentieth century, are perfect as brief devotions for those who already love Bonhoeffer's work and as wonderful introductions to his writing for young readers and others not yet familiar with him. Combined with beautifully evocative, full-color photographs, these passages remind us of the profound wonders we celebrate during Advent and Christmas and of the reverence appropriate to the season. Includes a short biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Perfect for gift giving.
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Worldly Preaching by Dietrich Bonhoeffer -1975-08-02
This beautiful, full-color gift book features intimate theological reflections by Bonhoeffer on such topics as faith, friendship, trust, and love. This is the first English translation of the original edition published by Gtersloher Verlagshaus.
Wunder aller Wunder - Weihnachten mit Dietrich Bonhoeffer - German Edition
Die poetischen und meditativen Gedanken und Texte Dietrich Bonhoeffers zum Thema Weihnachten laden ein, die Advents- und Weihnachtszeit feierlich und mit Momenten der Stille zu begehen. Das Besondere dieser Zeit des Wartens wird unterstrichen durch die stimmungsvollen Fotografien, die unser Augenmerk nach innen lenken. Ein Buch, das man gerne verschenkt und sich gerne schenken lässt.