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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 4: Discipleship

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“Cheap grace is the mortal enemy of our church. Our struggle today is for costly grace.” And with that sharp warning to his own church, which was engaged in bitter conflict with the official nazified state church, Dietrich Bonhoeffer began his book Discipleship (formerly titled The Cost of Discipleship). Originally published in 1937, it soon became a classic exposition of what it means to follow Christ in a modern world beset by a dangerous and criminal government. At its center stands an interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount: what Jesus demanded of his followers—and how the life of discipleship is to be continued in all ages of the post-resurrection church.

“Every call of Jesus is a call to death,” Bonhoeffer wrote. His own life ended in martyrdom on April 9, 1945. Freshly translated from the German critical edition, Discipleship provides a more accurate rendering of the text and extensive aids and commentary to clarify the meaning, context, and reception of this work and its attempt to resist the Nazi ideology then infecting German Christian churches.

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Key Features

  • Examines what Christ desired of Christians rather than what church leaders wanted for Christians, in the time of World War II
  • Presents the most influential work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s career
  • Challenges readers to be “Christlike” Christians

Contents

  • Part One
    • Costly Grace
    • The Call to Discipleship
    • Simple Obedience
    • Discipleship and the Cross
    • Discipleship and the Individual
    • The Sermon on the Mount (An Interpretation)
    • The Messengers (An Interpretation of Matthew 10)
  • Part Two: The Church of Jesus Christ and Discipleship
    • Preliminary Questions
    • Baptism
    • The Body of Christ
    • The Visible Church-Community
    • The Saints
    • The Image of Christ

Product Details

  • Title: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, vol. 4: Discipleship
  • Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Translators: Barbara Green and Reinhard Krauss
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 354

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.

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  • Title: Discipleship
  • Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Series: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works
  • Volume: 4
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Print Publication Date: 2003
  • Logos Release Date: 2012
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Sermon on the Mount
  • ISBN: 9780800683245
  • Resource ID: LLS:DBW04
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-04-24T16:26:26Z
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. Bonhoeffer penned countless letters, portions of fiction, and several works on theology and ethics that have shaped modern religious thought. Life Together and The Cost of Discipleship are two examples of this modern martyr’s enduring legacy.

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  1. Steven Blader
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    4/5/2017

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  3. George Somsel

    George Somsel

    3/23/2016

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    Considering the environment which the Church faces today where governments (even the US and Canadian ones) are becoming more intolerant of Christianity, this is most timely purchase.
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  4. Serge Descoeurs
  5. Paul N

    Paul N

    12/27/2014

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    One of my favorite quotes from this volume: "The break with the world is absolute. It requires and causes our death. In baptism we die together with our old world. This death must be understood in the strictest sense as an event that is suffered. It is not as if we were asked to bring about this death ourselves through various kinds of sacrifice and renunciation. That would be an impossible attempt. Such a death would never be the death of the old self which Christ demands. The old self cannot kill itself. It cannot will its own death. We die in Christ alone; we die through Christ and with Christ. Christ is our death. It is for the sake of community with Christ, and only in that community, that we die. In baptism we receive both community with Christ and our death as a gift of grace. This death is a gift of grace which we can never create for ourselves." Bonhoeffer's ideas build on each other to create incredible displays of theological thought the reader can benefit from immediately. The deeper he travels, the more relevant he becomes.
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  10. Daniel Caballero.
    One of the best books I read!
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