Letters and Papers from Prison

Letters and Papers from Prison - Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works

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Synopsis

Despite Dietrich Bonhoeffers earlier theological achievements and writings, it was his correspondence and notes from prison that electrified the postwar world six years after his death in 1945. The materials gathered and selected by his friend Eberhard Bethge in Letters and Papers from Prison not only brought Bonhoeffer to a wide and appreciative readership, especially in North America, they also introduced to a broad readership his novel and exciting ideas of religionless Christianity, his open and honest theological appraisal of Christian doctrines, and his sturdy, if sorely tried, faith in face of uncertainty and doubt.

This splendid volume, in some ways the capstone of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works series, presents the full array of Bonhoeffers 19431945 prison letters and theological writings. Using the acclaimed English translation and adapted to a more accessible format, this new edition features supplemental material from Victoria J. Barnett and an insightful introduction by John W. de Gruchy to clarify the theological meaning and social importance of Bonhoeffers prison writings.

Book information

ISBN: 9781506402741
Publisher: 1517 Media
Imprint: Fortress Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 230.044092
Language: English
Number of pages: 540
Weight: 699g
Height: 228mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 41mm