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Bonhoeffer, Christ and culture

Author: Keith L Johnson
Publisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : InterVarsity Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was one of the most compelling theologians of the twentieth century. A complex mix of scholarship and passion, his life and writings continue to fascinate and challenge Christians worldwide. Bonhoeffer was a pastor, teacher and writer on Christian theology and ethics. He graduated from the University of Berlin and earned his doctorate in theology at the age of twenty-one. While  Read more...
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Named Person: Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith L Johnson
ISBN: 9780830827169 0830827161
OCLC Number: 812258147
Description: 216 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Dietrich Bonhoeffer : a theologian of the Word of God / Philip G. Ziegler --
The evangelical reception of Dietrich Bonhoeffer / Timothy Larsen --
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Christ / Reggie L. Williams --
The evangelization of rulers : Bonhoeffer's political theology / Stephen J. Plant --
Modernity's machine : technology coming of age in Bonhoeffer's apocalyptic proverbs / Daniel J. Treier --
Death together : Dietrich Bonhoeffer on becoming the church for others / Joel D. Lawrence --
Dietrich Bonhoeffer : under the constraint of grace / Charles Marsh --
Bonhoeffer and the end of the Christian academy / Keith L. Johnson --
Bonhoeffer's christological take on vocation / Lori Brandt Hale --
The secret of Finkenwalde : liturgical treason / Jim Belcher.
Responsibility: edited by Keith L. Johnson and Timothy Larsen.

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"Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was one of the most compelling theologians of the twentieth century. A complex mix of scholarship and passion, his life and writings continue to fascinate and challenge Christians worldwide. Bonhoeffer was a pastor, teacher and writer on Christian theology and ethics. He graduated from the University of Berlin and earned his doctorate in theology at the age of twenty-one. While pursuing postgraduate work at New York's Union Theological Seminary, he was profoundly influenced by his unanticipated involvement with the African-American Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. He was active in the struggle against the German Christian movement in the 1930s and was later involved in the resistance against Hitler that plotted his assassination. In protest against the Nazi regime's interference with the work of the church, Bonhoeffer became head of an underground seminary for the resisting Confessing Church in Germany. At the 2012 Wheaton Theology Conference, Bonhoeffer's thought and ministry were explored in stimulating presentations. Bonhoeffer's views of Jesus Christ, the Christian community and the church's engagement with culture enjoyed special focus. Throughout it is clear that in the twenty-first century, Bonhoeffer's legacy is as provocative and powerful as ever."--Publisher's Description.

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