In 1939, just before the outbreak of war, bonhoeffer spent time in new york city. This was also true for his friend and brotherinlaw, dietrich bonhoeffer. Barnett, and insightful introductions by geffrey b. The bonhoefferhouse was built in 1935 as the retirement home of professor dr. This study guide consists of approximately 45 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of bonhoeffer. Whenever dietrich bonhoeffer was in berlin, he lived here. Im krista tippett, and this is speaking of faith from american public media. Dietrich bonhoeffers great gift is that his understanding of faith in times of conflict speaks to generation after generation.
We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. Ethik is an unfinished book by dietrich bonhoeffer that was edited and published after his death by eberhard bethge in 1949. The classic exploration of christian in community paperback may 26, 2009. As a child, he went to the grunewaldgymnasium in berlin with hans. Dietrich bonhoeffer project gutenberg selfpublishing. Underground plans were being made to help bonhoeffer escape when it was learned that his brother klaus, a lawyer, had been arrested. Bonhoeffer worked on the book in the early 1940s and intended it to be his magnum opus. World magazine names bonhoeffer runnerup for its annual book of the year award our runnerup for book of the year is bonhoeffer. The third bonhoeffer child, klaus, was involved in the 20 july plot to assassinate adolf hitler, along with dietrich. Creation and fall originated in lectures given by dietrich bonhoeffer at the university of berlin in the winter semester of 193233 during the demise of the weimar republic and the birth of the third reich. The hell of war would touch everyone, even the bonhoeffers. He is known partly for his belief that killing adolf hitler was a moral act.
Eric metaxas bonhoeffer is the biography for this generation. Both men and those closest to them deserve to be remembered and honored. In his study, parts of his book ethics had their origin. Unknown to maria, or to his family, bonhoeffer was hanged at flossenburg concentration camp shortly before world war ii ended. Recommended reading the dietrich bonhoeffer institute. Dietrich bonhoeffer produced three books of lasting significance the cost of discipleship, life together, and letters and papers from prison and gave a powerful witness of what it means to be a. We also suggest books that may help you appreciate or understand bonhoeffer better, or, examine him from different perspectives. Leibholz 11 introduction 37 i grace and discipleship 43 1 costly grace 45 2 the call to discipleship 61 3 singleminded obedience 87 4 discipleship and the cross 95 5 discipleship and the individual 105 ii the sermon on the mount 115 matthew 5. Dietrich bonhoeffers letters and papers from prison bonhoeffer graduated from the university of berlin in 1927, at age 21, and then spent some months in spain as an assistant pastor to a. Dietrich bonhoeffer from wikipedia, the free encyclopedia dietrich bonhoeffer bundesarchiv bild 146198707416, dietrich bonhoeffer. The book reinforces my own visits study and silent prayers to the death camps we have visited.
Dietrich bonhoeffer german 4 february 1906 9 april 1945 was a german lutheran pastor, theologian, antinazi dissident, and key founding member of the confessing church. 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 bonhoeffers works, supplemental material from victoria j. His writing has appeared in the wall street journal, the new york times, and the new yorker, and metaxas has appeared as a cultural commentator on cnn, fox news, and msnbc. Karl bonhoeffer and his wife paula, dietrich bonhoeffers parents. Like bonhoeffer, all would be executed by the nazis. His writings on christianitys role in the secular world have become widely influential, and his book the cost of discipleship became a modern classic. In his early life he believed that all jews should turn into christians, but supported them anyway. Dohnanyi summed up their work and spirit with apt simplicity when he said that they were on the path that a decent person inevitably takes. She shares the keys she has discovered therethe many sources of bonhoeffer s identity, his practices of scripture meditation and prayer, his willingness to cross boundaries and befriend people all around the worldthat. Life together project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. Klaus maria brandauer is the voice of the german theologian and nazi resister dietrich bonhoeffer. Today were exploring the religious ideas and legacy of bonhoeffer as explored in a documentary film by my guest this hour. Bonhoeffer declined to escape lest his family be punished. See the bonhoeffer reading room with extensive links to online primary and secondary sources, tyndale seminary.
His younger brother was the theologian dietrich bonhoeffer 4 february 1906 9 april 1945 education. This biography of german theologian dietrich bonhoeffer, martyred by. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. This year brings the 65th anniversary of the nazi hanging of dietrich bonhoeffer for his attempt to overthrow adolf hitler, and that. Dietrich bonhoeffer s most popular book is the cost of discipleship. All three of the oldest bonhoeffer sons entered the military and went to the front. Bonhoeffer, a lutheran pastor and theologian, took part in the plots being planned by members of the abwehr military intelligence office to assassinate hitler. In the course of these events, bonhoeffer called his students to focus their attention on the word of god. His writings on christianitys role in the secular world have become widely influential, and his book the cost of discipleship has been described as a modern classic. Books by dietrich bonhoeffer author of the cost of. His younger brother was the theologian dietrich bonhoeffer 4. Dietrich bonhoeffer has 176 books on goodreads with 168108 ratings.
In an april 1933 essay, the church and the jewish question, dietrich bonhoeffer was the first to address the new problems the church faced under the nazi dictatorship. Dietrich bonhoeffers most popular book is the cost of discipleship. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. Dietrich bonhoeffer, born february 4, 1906, breslau, germany now wroclaw, polanddied april 9, 1945, flossenburg, germany, german protestant theologian important for his support of ecumenism and his view of christianitys role in a secular world. History, background, and early work dietrich bonhoeffer was born, along with his twin sister, on february 6, 1906. He studied as a lawyer and in 1936 was appointed head of the lufthansa legal department. Bonhoeffers discipleship account of the two functions of christian theology as outlined by charry. Klaus bonhoeffer, the son of the psychiatrist karl bonhoeffer, and the older brother of dietrich bonhoeffer, was born breslau, germany, in 1901. The family had eight children and lived in breslau, germany.
On this page, we do our best to recommend books that explore bonhoeffer s life, thought, work, and legacy. With martin doblmeier, klaus maria brandauer, adele schmidt, richard mancini. Pastor, martyr, prophet, spy april 2010, thomas nelson, by eric metaxas. Dietrich bonhoeffer christian history christianity today. And, finally, we also include books that, in bonhoefferian fashion, help us all to engage in responsible action. Pastor, martyr, prophet, spy paperback unabridged, august 29, 2011. Dramatic documentary about the young german pacifist and theologian dietrich bonhoeffer who resisted the nazi regime and was hanged two weeks before world war ii was over. This book brings us alongside bonhoeffer as one watching his life, eavesdropping on his discussions and seeing him wrestle with big questions. Dietrich bonhoeffer provided a unique combination of theology and political ethics that made him an inspirational leader. I am confident that pastor dietrich bonhoeffer was an inspiration to martin luther king jr, ghandi, mandela as to the many tributes given by the many famous who have read the book in todays era. Dietrich bonhoeffer simple english wikipedia, the free.
His books have been translated into more than twentyfive languages. If karlfriedrich and klaus took after their father, then it was walter who in age rested between karlfriedrich and klaus that belonged to his. Due to his opposition to the nazi regime, bonhoeffer was arrested and executed at the flossian concentration camp, during the last month of the war. Dissect any christian and you will find inconsistencies and errors in theology. Despite some astonishing insights, this early essay poses many problems for contemporary readers. Dietrich bonhoeffer books biography and list of works.648 1428 652 1178 1438 564 239 1511 72 1481 265 1341 924 626 779 1516 1486 572 664 394 283 5 945 309 1380 933 1475 210 1183 1344 1376 627 670 1242 1463 1045 775 1166 537 680 1017 1229 1153 190