Letters Papers From Prison

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451650532
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One of the great classics of prison literature, Letters and Papers from Prison effectively serves as the last will and testament of the Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a young German pastor who was executed by the Nazis in 1945 for his part in the “officers’ plot” to assassinate Adolf Hitler. This expanded version of Letters and Papers from Prison shifts the emphasis of earlier editions of Bonhoeffer’s theological reflections to the private sphere of his life. His letters appear in greater detail and show his daily concerns. Letters from Bonhoeffer’s parents, siblings, and other relatives have also been added, in addition to previously inaccessible letters and legal papers referring to his trial. Acute and subtle, warm and perceptive, yet also profoundly moving, the documents collectively tell a very human story of loss, of courage, and of hope. Bonhoeffer’s story seems as vitally relevant, as politically prophetic, and as theologically significant today, as it did yesterday.

Letters And Papers From Prison

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 0334055083
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One of the great classics of prison literature, Letters and Papers from Prison effectively serves as the last will and testament of the Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, executed by the Nazis after incarceration in Tegel Prison. Acute and subtle, warm and perceptive, yet also profoundly moving, the documents collectively tell a very human story of loss, of courage, and of hope. Bonhoeffer's story continues to be as vitally relevant, as politically prophetic, and as theologically significant, as it always has. This edition includes a new introduction by Samuel Wells

Dietrich Bonhoeffer S Letters And Papers From Prison

Author: Martin E Marty
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400838035
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For fascination, influence, inspiration, and controversy, Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Letters and Papers from Prison is unmatched by any other book of Christian reflection written in the twentieth century. A Lutheran pastor and theologian, Bonhoeffer spent two years in Nazi prisons before being executed at age thirty-nine, just a month before the German surrender, for his role in the plot to kill Hitler. The posthumous Letters and Papers from Prison has had a tremendous impact on both Christian and secular thought since it was first published in 1951, and has helped establish Bonhoeffer's reputation as one of the most important Protestant thinkers of the twentieth century. In this, the first history of the book's remarkable global career, National Book Award-winning author Martin Marty tells how and why Letters and Papers from Prison has been read and used in such dramatically different ways, from the cold war to today. In his late letters, Bonhoeffer raised tantalizing questions about the role of Christianity and the church in an increasingly secular world. Marty tells the story of how, in the 1960s and the following decades, these provocative ideas stirred a wide range of thinkers and activists, including civil rights and antiapartheid campaigners, "death-of-God" theologians, and East German Marxists. In the process of tracing the eventful and contested history of Bonhoeffer's book, Marty provides a compelling new perspective on religious and secular life in the postwar era.

The Cost Of Moral Leadership

Author: Geffrey B. Kelly
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802805119
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In exploring the spiritual dimensions of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's life and writings, this new book not only fills a crucial gap in Bonhoeffer studies but it also brings to the fore those aspects of his thought that can inform and inspire moral leadership today. The Cost of Moral Leadership probes the spirituality of this modern Christian martyr and shows how his spiritual life formed him into an exceptional moral leader in a period known for grievous immorality. Geffrey Kelly and F. Burton Nelson explore Bonhoeffer's spirituality in the context of his life story, his work for social justice, his Christocentric theology, his emphasis on discipleship, his preaching, and his prolific writing.

Bonhoeffer And Beyond

Author: Ralf K. Wüstenberg
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631568736
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What might the often cited phrases from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's prison theology mean for the ethical discourse at the beginning of the 21st century? Which hermeneutical concepts might enable contemporary religious thinkers to enter into a dialogue with Bonhoeffer's thought? This collection of lectures will address questions like these both by examining the intellectual, cultural and historical origins of Bonhoeffer's Tegel Theology and by drawing out the ethical consequences of Bonhoeffer's contribution for current political discourses. Going "Bonhoeffer and Beyond" - as the title indicates - means interpreting contemporary issues like religious pluralism and political ethics in the light of Bonhoeffer's key ideas such as his Christological -life-concept- or his ethical distinction between the -ultimate and the penultimate things-."

Reading From The Underside Of Selfhood

Author: Lisa E. Dahill
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878251
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer's example of self-sacrificing discipleship has for over fifty years inspired Christians around the world in both their resistance to evil and their devotion to Jesus Christ. Yet for some readers--particularly those who suffer trauma, abuse, and other forms of violence--Bonhoeffer's insistence on self-sacrifice, on becoming a person for others, may prove more harmful than liberating. For those already socialized into self-abnegation, uncritical applications of Bonhoeffer's teachings may reinforce submission, rather than resistance, to evil. This study explores Bonhoeffer's understandings of selfhood and spiritual formation, both in his own experience and writings and in light of the role of gender in psycho-spiritual development. The central constructive chapter creates a mediated conversation between Bonhoeffer and these feminist psychologists on the spiritual formation of survivors of trauma and abuse, including not only dimensions of his thinking to be critiqued from this perspective but also important resources he contributes toward a truly liberating Christian spirituality for those on the underside of selfhood. The book concludes with suggestions regarding the broader relevance of this study and implications for ministry. The insights for spiritual formation developed here provide powerful proof of Bonhoeffer's continuing and concretely contextualized relevance for readers across the full spectrum of human selfhood.

Fiction From Tegel Prison

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451406762
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This book discloses a great deal of Bonhoeffer's family context, social world, and cultural milieu. Events from his life are recounted in a way that embodies and illuminates his theology. Characters and situations that represent Nazi types and attitudes are a form of social criticism and help to explain Bonhoeffer's participation in the resistance movement and the plot to kill Adolf Hitler, for which he was hanged.

Theology And Conversation

Author: Jacques Haers
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
ISBN: 9789042913882
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This collection of articles presents the main contributions to the third LEST (Louvain Encounters in Systematic Theology) conference, held at the K.U.Leuven's Faculty of Theology, November 2001. Its theme, Theology and Conversation: Towards a Relational Theology, continues the explorations in contemporary theology as set out in the 1997 LEST I conference on The Myriad Christ (BETL 152) and in the 1999 LEST II conference on Sacramental Presence in Postmodern Context (BETL 160). In LEST III also, the plurality and diversity of theological approaches play a major role and the question is raised whether the contemporary theological endeavour in a global world contains in itself the tools to respectfully and constructively approach this diversity. The ideas of relation and conversation, as found in the theologies of the Trinity and of creation, as presupposed in ecclesial praxis, and as articulated in reflections that take their bearings from spiritual experience, provide a powerful means for renewed theological reflection capable of confronting plurality and diversity.

Who Am I

Author: Bernd Wannenwetsch
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567522911
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It has often been noted that poetry is a particularly suitable medium when it comes to understanding the connection between theology and biography. Needless to say that this is particularly exciting in the case of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the poems he wrote during his imprisonment by the Nazis. Although any one of his ten poems should be read within their respective historical and biographical context, they are also rounded, self-sufficient pieces of work that cannot be 'explained' by the biographical and theological prose that surrounds them. They rather serve as a sort of creative and perhaps sometimes even critical interlocutor to these contexts. This is why the contributors to this volume have not been asked to explain the poems but to facilitate this conversation: the conversation between the reader and the poems, between the individual poems as well as between the poems and Bonhoeffer's life and his theology. These poems lend themselves ideally as an entry point into Bonhoeffer's theology, in that each one of them resonates with a particular central theological concept that Bonhoeffer was developing in his prison years. Themes and concepts such as "friendship", "religion", "identity", "freedom", "representative action" and others are not only represented in these poems but often expressed in the dense and compelling fashion that only poetic language affords. As such, they deserve the thorough and imaginative engagement of the international line-up of first-class theological authors gathered in this book.

Letters From A Father To His Beloved Son

Author: Daniel Kyuyong Lee
Publisher: WinePress Publishing
ISBN: 1414112254
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How does a father prepare his son for life on his own in the world? In this book, one father passes on the wisdom he has gained from life, as well as his devotion to God, in a beautiful, compelling way. Parents want their children to be wise and learn from the mistakes of others-instead of having to learn the hard way-and Daniel Kyuyong Lee shares openly his own failures and lessons learned from them to help his son navigate the complex journey of modern life. In this book, Lee plants seeds of good habits, sound thinking, proper relationships with others, and a close walk with God-and he shares these very personal and yet timeless truths with other fathers and sons. If you want principles of goodness, honesty, courage, humility, gratitude, prayer, and devotion to God to flourish in the life of your son, this book is for you. Letters from a Father to His Beloved Son offers spiritual wisdom and guidance for all young men about to begin their journey into adulthood. DanielKyuyong Lee, the father of one son, has been a small business owner for more than twenty years in Manhattan, New York. A former high school teacher, he holds degrees from College of Education, Chonbuk National University in South Korea and a MBA from Barrington University in the United States. His previous books include Manhattan: Land of Opportunity and A Loving Father's Bequest to His Child.