Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Reality and Resistance


Author: Larry L. Rasmussen

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664227043


Page: 222

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The Cost of Discipleship


Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476706549

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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NEW FOREWORD BY ERIC METAXAS Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the most important theologians of the twentieth century, illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus in this classic book on living as a Christian. What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the government worker? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between "cheap grace" and "costly grace." "Cheap grace," Bonhoeffer wrote, "is the grace we bestow on ourselves...grace without discipleship....Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the girl which must be asked for, the door at which a man must know....It is 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 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.

Meditating on the Word


Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer,David McI. Gracie

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1561011843

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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Now back in print, this collection of Bonhoeffer's writings, sermons, and letters on meditation reveals his deep love for the Bible as a focus for his prayer life and a support in his courageous political life.

God Is on the Cross

Reflections on Lent and Easter


Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664238491

Category: Religion

Page: 98

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Forty stirring devotions for Lent and Easter, from Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1945

Martyr, Thinker, Man of Resistance


Author: Ferdinand Schlingensiepen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567034003

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 439

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`An important contribution to our understanding of the period."---The Catholic Herald --

A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Daily Meditations from His Letters, Writings, and Sermons


Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0060884088

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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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.

Reclaiming Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Promise of His Theology


Author: Charles Marsh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195354812

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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In this book, Marsh offers a new way of reading the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Christian theologian who was executed for his role in the resistance against Hitler and the Nazis. Focusing on Bonhoeffer's substantial philosophical interests, Marsh examines his work in the context of the German philosophical tradition, from Kant through Hegel to Heidegger. Marsh argues that Bonhoeffer's description of human identity offers a compelling alternative to post-Kantian conceptions of selfhood. In addition, he shows that Bonhoeffer, while working within the boundaries of Barth's theology, provides both a critique and redescription of the tradition of transcendental subjectivity. This fresh look at Bonhoeffer's thought will provoke much discussion in the theological academy and the church, as well as in broader forums of intellectual life.

The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451424361

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

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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.

Life Together


Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer,Samuel Wells

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334049768

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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This short book is a reflection on life as an intentional Christian community, written by Bonhoeffer during his time as a head of the Illegal Seminary of the Confessing Church in Finkenwalde (Eastern Prussia). The book has become a spiritual classic in which many Christians of a wide variety of backgrounds and contexts have found meaning and encouragement.


The Prayer Book of the Bible


Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer,Eberhard Bethge

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN: 9781451406795

Category: Religion

Page: 86

View: 893

The author explains one of his secrets behind the powerful witness of his own life--that he had learned to pray the Psalms and from them drew on the power of God in his years of imprisonment--in a new edition that includes a brief biographical sketch by a friend and biographer of the author, which helps us understand the man who used the Psalms as his prayer book. Original.