A handy reader's guide to the beloved theologian: J. Burton Nelson on Bonhoeffer's life; Martin Rumscheidt on the formation of his theology; Clifford Green on Christian community; Ruth Zerner on the Jewish question; Geffrey B. Kelly on prayer and action for justice; plus eight other pieces. 281 pages, softcover.
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.
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