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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, vol. 1: Sanctorum Communio: A Theological Study of the Sociology of the Church
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, vol. 1: Sanctorum Communio: A Theological Study of the Sociology of the Church

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Fortress Press 2009

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Overview

Sanctorum Communio: A Theological Study of the Sociology of the Church, available for the first time in its entirety in English, includes all material omitted from the original 1930 German publication. Bonhoeffer’s doctoral dissertation sets out the theology of sociality that informed all his work, engaging social philosophy and sociology to interpret the church as “Christ existing as church-community.” Here are the roots of his commitment to the confessing church and the ecumenical movement, and of his actions in the resistance movement for the sake of peace and Germany’s future.

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Key Features

  • Provides insight into the vanishing world of the old social and academic elites
  • Contains the central ideas that inform all of Bonhoeffer’s writing
  • Addresses issues of social philosophy and sociology

Contents

  • On the Definition of Social Philosophy and Sociology
  • The Christian Concept of Person and Concepts of Social Basic-Relation
  • The Primal State and the Problem of Community
  • Sin and Broken Community
  • Sanctorum Communio
More instructive and stimulating and illuminating and genuinely edifying reading today than many of the more famous works which have since been written on the problem of the church.

Karl Barth, Swiss Reformed Theologian

Here may be found the fundamental, fertile premises held by the later Bonhoeffer. . . . Sanctorum Communio is a sovereign creation . . . full of restless, fertile ideas for the empiricist and the theorist, the historian, the systematic theologian, and the sociologist.

—Andrew Chandler, director, George Bell Institute, University of Chichester

The student of Bonhoeffer who wishes to know the sources of his ‘religionless interpretation of biblical concepts in a world come of age,’ the worldly Christianity of the letters from prison, will have to turn to Bonhoeffer’s early writings.

Eberhard Bethge, Bonhoeffer’s student, editor, and biographer

Product Details

  • Title: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, vol. 1: Sanctorum Communio: A Theological Study of the Sociology of the Church
  • Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Translators: Reinhard Krauss and Nancy Lukens
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 386

About Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) 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.