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A testament to freedom : the essential writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Geffrey B Kelly; F Burton Nelson
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1990.
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer was just thirty-nine years old when he was executed by the Nazis in 1945, yet his influence on Christian theology and life has been enormous. "A testment to freedom" takes readers along a biographical-historical journey that follows Bonhoeffer through the various stages of his life and career, including his final years in the underground resistance against the Nazi government and his subsequent  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Geffrey B Kelly; F Burton Nelson
ISBN: 0060608137 9780060608132
OCLC Number: 20671883
Description: xxii, 579 p. : ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Editor's introduction: solidarity with the oppressed: Bonhoeffer the man --
Part 1. Christ as community: Introduction: A lecture in Barcelona, dissertations in Berlin --
Jesus Christ and the essence of Christianity (December 11, 1928) --
The communion of saints (1930) --
Act and being (1931) --
Part 2. Bonhoeffer the teacher and lecturer: Introduction: Christ, the church, and peace --
The nature of the church (summer 1932) --
Thy kingdom come: the prayer of the church for the kingdom of God on earth (November 19, 1932) --
Christ and peace (fall 1932) --
ON the theological basis of the work of the world alliance (July 26, 1932) --
The church is dead (August 29, 1932) --
Creation and fall: the image of God on earth (1932-1933) --
Christ the center (summer 1933) --
Part 3. Bonhoeffer's confession of faith: Introduction: The church struggle and Nazi Racial policies --
The church and the Jewish question (April 1933) --
The Betherl confession (August 1933) --
Declaration (September 7, 1933) --
The confessing church and the ecumenical movement (August 1935) --
The interpretation of the New Testament (August 23, 1935) --
The visible church in the New Testament (1935-1936) --
The question of the boundaries of the church and church union (April 22, 1936) --
Our way according tot he testimony of scripture (October 26, 1938) --
Part 4. Bonhoeffer the pastor: Introduction: The word of God in sermon and spiritual ministry --
The pastor and spiritual care (1935-1939) --
The coming of Jesus in our midst (December 2, 1928) --
On God's message of love to Germany and the community of nations (autumn 1930) --
God's loving care and human suffering (October 4, 1931) --
On being people waiting for the Lord (November 29, 1931) --
The cross of Christ and remembrance of the dead (February 21, 1932) --
THe gospel of the new order (May 29, 1932) --
On freedom (July 24, 1932) --
A church of the world or a church of the word? (May 28, 1933) --
Peter and the church struggle (July 23, 1933) --
On repentance (November 19, 1933) --
Confident hope (November 26, 1933) --
Come, o rescuer (December 3, 1933) --
The church and the people of the world (August 28, 1934) --
The way that leads to renewal (July 8, 1934) --
The one who thinks and lives for others (September 1934) --
Human greatness under the judgment of love (October 14, 1934) --
The unbelieving way of love (October 21, 1934) --
Only love keeps us from being rigid (November 4, 1934). Longing for the living God (June 1935) --
On forgiveness (November 17, 1935) --
Learning to die (November 24, 1935) --
The legacy of another era (January 15, 1936) --
Rejoice always (April 15, 1936) --
Christ and the congregation (1936) --
Vengeance and deliverance (July 11, 1937) --
Christ's love and our enemies (January 23, 1938) --
The secret of suffering (March 1938) --
Faith and daily bread (April 9, 1938) --
Christus victor (November 26, 1939) --
Part 5. Bonhoeffer on following Christ: Introduction: The costly grace of Christian discipleship --
The cost of discipleship (Advent 1937) --
Life together (1939) --
Part 6. Bonhoeffer's ethics: Introduction: Freedom and responsibility --
What is a Christian ethic? (January 25, 1929) --
Ethics (1949) --
Part 7. Bonhoeffer's correspondence: Introduction: Who is Jesus Christ for us today? --
Letters from the year in Barcelona (1928) --
Letters to Erwin Sutz (1931-1932) --
The rise of Nazism and the church struggle: correspondence with Karl Barth (1932-1933) --
Pastorate in London and the church struggle: letter to Bishop Theodo Heckel (October 1933) --
Letters to Bishop George K.A. Bell of Chichester (1933-1934) --
Letters relating to the ecumenical conference at Fan (1934) --
Letters to Erwin Sutz (1933-1936) --
Letters to Martin Niemöller (1933) --
Letters to his grandmother (1933-1934) --
Bonhoeffer's inner liberation: letters on becoming a Christian (1935-1939) --
Letters to Karl Bath (1936, 1942) --
To the brethren of Finkenwalde and the pastors of the confessing church: circular letters in the church struggle and war years (1936-1942) --
Disaffection with the ecumenical movement and the confessing church (1937-1938) --
Second visit to America: letters and journal entries; report on the American church (1939) --
After ten years: a letter to the family and conspirators (Christmas 1942) --
Letters to his fiancée (1943-1944) --
Letters to Eberhard Bethge (1940-1944) --
Poems --
Who am I? (June 1944) --
Christians and Pagans (July 1944) --
Stations on the way to freedom (July 21, 1944) --
The death of Moses (September 1944).
Responsibility: edited by Geffrey B. Kelly and F. Burton Nelson.

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer was just thirty-nine years old when he was executed by the Nazis in 1945, yet his influence on Christian theology and life has been enormous. "A testment to freedom" takes readers along a biographical-historical journey that follows Bonhoeffer through the various stages of his life and career, including his final years in the underground resistance against the Nazi government and his subsequent martyrdom. This book features previously untranslated writings, sermons, and selections from his letters spanning his entire pastoral-theological career, including his prison letters.

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