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Cambridge Companion to Dietrich Bonhoeffer (John W De Gruchy (ed)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1999) 9780521587815
Cambridge Companion to Dietrich Bonhoeffer (John W De Gruchy (ed)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1999) 9780521587815
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Title: The Cambridge Companion to Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Author: Gruchy, John W De (ed)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1999

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521587815

Volumes: 1; Pages: 308

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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.Reviews"... this Companion will serve as a useful, accessible resource both for new and experienced readers of Bonhoeffer, and it is hoped that Cambridge University Press will continue this fine series to include other prominent Christian theologians to accompany their future generations of readers as well."--Journal of Church and State"Those who are fairly well acquainted with Bonhoeffer's life, thought and work will find little new here. Those not so well versed in the Bonhoeffer's lore will be rewarded with a fine introduction to this "martyr" of the Nazi regime."--Church HistoryContentsNotes on contribtuorsPrefaceGlossaryChronologyPart I. Bonhoeffer's Life and Legacy1. Bonhoeffer's Germany: the political context John A. Moses2. The life of Dietrich Bonheffer F. Burton Nelson3. The formation of Bonhoeffer's theology Martin Rumscheidt4. Bonhoeffer's literary legacy Wayne Floyd Whitson Jr5. The reception of Bonhoeffer's theology John W. de GruchyPart II. Major Themes in Bonhoeffer's Theology6. Human sociality and Christian community Clifford Green7. 'Who is Jesus Christ, for us, today?' Andreas Pangritz8. Ecumenical witness for peace Keith Clements9. Costly discipleship Haddon Willmer10. Church, state, and the 'Jewish Question' Ruth Zerner11. The ethics of responsible action Larry Rasmussen12. Christianity in a world come of age Peter Selby13. Prayer and action for justice: Bonhoeffer's spirituality Geffrey B. KellySelect English bibliographyIndex
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