Experience Bonhoeffer's legacy on a deeper level than ever before. This German-English collection gives you access to the complete works of one of the most influential Christian martyrs in history not just in English, but also his native German, allowing you to get even closer to Bonhoeffer's original meaning and thought. Bonhoeffer bequeathed to humanity a legacy of theological creativity and spirituality that has retained its importance throughout time and continues to inspire people from a variety of backgrounds all throughout the world.
The resources in these collections are linked to one another, allowing you work with both texts simultaneously, giving you a chance to work with the original German, while having quick access to the English translation for consultation, or vice versa. This way you can fully experience the original beauty of Bonhoeffer's writings, without sacrificing understanding.
This is an enormous venture. Fortress Press, with the blessing of the International Bonhoeffer Society, is publishing a critical, studied, clarifying, and . . . standard-setting, if not normative version. [Dietrich Bonhoeffer] is in the select company of the giants of this century who still challenge new generations even as his writings startle us seniors with their freshness.
—Martin Marty, Context
Dietrich Bonhoeffer is the one German theologian who will lead us into the third millennium.
—Dorothy Soelle, visiting professor emeritus, Union Theological Seminary
Without doubt, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works will be the definitive point of reference from here forward. It supersedes all previously published Bonhoeffer documents and adds new ones as well.
—Larry Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Ethics, Union Theological Seminary
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) was a German theologian, pastor, and ecumenist, was a professor in Berlin, an uncompromising teacher in the Confessing Church, and a consistent opponent of National Socialism. Executed by Hitler at the end of World War II, his influence continues today as one of the most important theologians of the twentieth century.