A rich collection of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's most profound and moving sermons.
Many people think of Dietrich Bonhoeffer as primarily an activist-theologian. Yet, Bonhoeffer spent most of his public life as a pastor. In his eloquent and beautifully crafted sermons, Bonhoeffer's passion and deep understanding of the Gospel shine through with brilliance.
Comprised of 31 sermons, The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer demonstrates the German pastor's homiletical mastery by providing sermons from various biblical genres while also showing the depth of his insight into specific texts by providing multiple sermons from specific passages such as 1 Corinthians 13 and Colossians 3.1-4.
Far different from Bonhoeffer's academic or books on the Christian life such as Discipleship (a.k.a. The Cost of Discipleship), these sermons show the man in his immediate context, reacting to real events and applying the Gospel in real time. This book will introduce readers to Bonhoeffer the minister through his own sermons and will help all readers to understand his message at a deeper level.
This book is appropriate for all readers. Particularly, Bonhoeffer enthusiasts whether they are academics or lay persons will find these sermons quite valuable.