Issue 32: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Theologian in Nazi Germany (Full-Color Reprint)

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Eberhard Bethge, Bonhoeffer’s best friend, wrote, “As a martyr he testifies to God’s ‘no’—Christ cannot endorse slave holders in brutal societies. And he testifies to God’s ‘yes’ to people who are victims of false imperial gods.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s actions and writings attest to his beliefs that true grace is costly and true Christianity brings a voice to the voiceless. You will learn the foundations of his Christocentric theology and encounter the many sacrifices he made for the cause of justice in this must-read issue of Christian History & Biography.

Bonhoeffer’s life took him from a comfortable teaching post at the university to the isolated leadership of a minority opposition within his church and against his government. He moved from the safety of a refuge abroad to the dangerous life of a conspirator. He descended from the privileges of a clergyman and the respect accorded a noble family to harsh imprisonment and eventual death as a traitor to his country.

  • Selections from Bonhoeffer’s writings
  • Bonhoeffer’s theology
  • Resisting the Nazis
  • Friends in America at Union Theological Seminary
  • Eberhard Bethge’s reflections on Bonhoeffer

Other full-color facsimiles now available include issue 3 John Wycliffe, issue 12 John Calvin, issue 16 William Tyndale, issue 17 Women in the Early Church, issue 28 100 Important Events, issue 29 Charles H. Spurgeon, issue 33 Christianity and the Civil War, issue 48 Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation, issue 50 The American Revolution, and issue 69 The Wesleys.

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