The church needs community that is deep and real. In Living Together in Unity with Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Nicholas J. Abraham reclaims Bonhoeffer’s vision for Christian community.
By exploring Bonhoeffer’s life and writings, Abraham identifies the foundations for community and how we can build upon them. Truly Christian fellowship is through Jesus and in Jesus. It is created by Jesus and maintained by the Spirit. Unity does not come through trending techniques or correct opinions, but through love, forgiveness, and God’s word.
Bonhoeffer provides a thoughtful and timely vision for life together in Christ.
Nicholas Abraham takes us deeper into Bonhoeffer’s true contribution to the church: his theology of community. Abraham’s ability to write clearly while not sacrificing historical and theological nuance makes this book instantly one of the best introductions to Bonhoeffer’s view of ‘life together.’
—Brandon D. Smith, assistant professor of theology and New Testament, Cedarville University; cofounder of the Center for Baptist Renewal
Nicholas Abraham provides a first-class study of Bonhoeffer’s thesis and its contemporary significance for the church. Here is an insightful analysis of how God in Christ is present among his followers and, in turn, how these ‘communities’ of followers assume concrete form in the world.
—J. Stephen Yuille, professor of pastoral theology and spiritual formation, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
Nick Abraham has written a beautiful and insightful work on Bonhoeffer’s understanding of a truly spiritual Christian community.
—Jeff Medders, author of Humble Calvinism
The Lived Theology series explores aspects of Christian doctrine through the eyes of the men and women who practiced it. Interweaving the contributions of notable individuals alongside their overshadowed contemporaries, we gain a much deeper understanding and appreciation of their work and the broad tapestry of Christian history. These books illuminate the vital contributions made by these figures throughout the history of the church.
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Nicholas J. Abraham is lead pastor of Reformation Bible Church in Navarre, OH.