The Cambridge Companion to Dietrich Bonhoeffer by John W. de GruchyThe Cambridge Companion to Dietrich Bonhoeffer by John W. de Gruchy

The Cambridge Companion to Dietrich Bonhoeffer

EditorJohn W. de Gruchy

Paperback | April 15, 1999

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This Companion serves as a guide for readers wanting to explore the thought and legacy of the great German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-45). Its chapters, written by authors from differing national, theological and church contexts, provide an introduction to, and commentary on, Bonhoeffer's life and work, guiding the reader along the paths of his thought. Experts set out Bonhoeffer's political, social and cultural contexts, and offer biographical information that is indispensable for the understanding of his theology. There is a chronology and a glossary.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Dietrich BonhoefferFormat:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:April 15, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521587816

ISBN - 13:9780521587815


Table of Contents

Notes on contribtuors; Preface; Glossary; Chronology; Part I. Bonhoeffer's Life and Legacy: 1. Bonhoeffer's Germany: the political context John A. Moses; 2. The life of Dietrich Bonheffer F. Burton Nelson; 3. The formation of Bonhoeffer's theology Martin Rumscheidt; 4. Bonhoeffer's literary legacy Wayne Floyd Whitson Jr; 5. The reception of Bonhoeffer's theology John W. de Gruchy; Part II. Major Themes in Bonhoeffer's Theology: 6. Human sociality and Christian community Clifford Green; 7. 'Who is Jesus Christ, for us, today?' Andreas Pangritz; 8. Ecumenical witness for peace Keith Clements; 9. Costly discipleship Haddon Willmer; 10. Church, state, and the 'Jewish Question' Ruth Zerner; 11. The ethics of responsible action Larry Rasmussen; 12. Christianity in a world come of age Peter Selby; 13. Prayer and action for justice: Bonhoeffer's spirituality Geffrey B. Kelly; Select English bibliography; Index.

From Our Editors

This volume, part of the Cambridge Companions to Religion series, explores the work and thought of 20th-century German theologian Deitrich Bonhoeffer. Edited by John W. De Gruchy, The Cambridge Companion to Deitrich Bonhoeffer investigates the life and work of this figure of modern theology by placing his ideas in their cultural, political and social contexts. Contributors from different backgrounds, religions and nationalities offer a variety of perspectives on Bonhoeffer's work.

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..."fine collection of essays" Religious Review