The first of the chronological volumes in this acclaimed critical edition of Bonhoeffer’s work gathers his 100 earliest letters and journals from after the First World War through his graduation from Berlin University. It also contains his early theological writings up to his dissertation. These 17 works include, for example, works on the patristic period for Adolf von Harnack, on Luther’s moods for Karl Holl, on biblical interpretation for Professor Reinhold Seeberg, as well as essays on the church and eschatology, reason and revelation, Job, John, and even joy. Rounding out this picture of Bonhoeffer’s nascent theology are his sermons from the period, along with his lectures on homiletics, catechesis, and practical theology.
In translation for the first time, these writings show Dietrich Bonhoeffer as pastor and theologian alert to his times and developing the formative themes of his religious worldview.
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- Contains a myriad of works spanning from Bonhoeffer’s earliest letters to his dissertation
- Provides insight into the early years that shaped the future for this highly influential writer
- Highlights the historical events that influenced the choices made by Bonhoeffer in his early years
- Title: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, vol. 9: The Young Bonhoeffer: 1918–1927
- Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
- Translators: Mary C. Nebelsick and Douglas W. Stott
- Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
- Publication Date: 2002
- Pages: 720
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.