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Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906–1945: Martyr, Thinker, Man of Resistance

, 2012
ISBN: 9780567493194
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60 years after Bonhoeffer’s death and 40 years after the publication of Eberhard Bethge’s ground breaking biography, Ferdinand Schlingensiepen offers a definitive new book on Bonhoeffer, for a new generation of readers. Schlingensiepen takes into account documents that have only been made accessible during the last few years—such as the letters between Bonhoeffer and his fiancée Maria von Wedemeyer. Schlingensiepen’s careful narrative brings to life the historical events, as well as displaying the theological development of one of the most creative thinkers of the twentieth century, who was to become one of its most tragic martyrs.

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“to strangers during their early years, which are so important for the development” (Page 3)

“At the age of 18 he had come back from Rome with his question concerning the church, so ecclesiology, the doctrine of the church, became the topic that interested him most. In Berlin, during the winter semester of 1924–1925, another topic gained importance for him: Karl Barth’s doctrine of revelation, which was increasingly being discussed in Germany, but was being resolutely combated in Berlin.” (Page 25)

“The youth conference of the World Alliance and Life and Work, which followed immediately in Gland, Switzerland, on Lake Geneva, under the leadership of the Bishop of Ripon, was also not very satisfying to Bonhoeffer, who had to preside in the German-language section. Even so, he invited Sutz to participate, saying he was only partly responsible for the leadership. ‘In all events I already feel I am not responsible for its course. The British have now put their fingers in the pie too much for that … though in spite of everything it will perhaps be quite interesting.’” (Page 92)

“‘To fight for God’s honour, to work, but always to see clearly that only God can do the ultimate thing—that is what it means to be a Christian’ (DBWE 9, 455).” (Page 95)

“But it became truly recognizable through the revelation of God in Christ, which for Bonhoeffer no one had so clearly described as Karl Barth. In the opinion of the young doctoral candidate, however, Barth did not tie this recognition clearly enough to the Church.23 What actually happens in the Church, and how an individual becomes a member of a true community, therefore became the question on which everything depends.” (Pages 36–37)

  • Title: Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906–1945: Martyr, Thinker, Man of Resistance
  • Author: Ferdinand Schlingensiepen
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Print Publication Date: 2012
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Pages: 472
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, 1906-1945; Theologians › Germany--Biography
  • ISBNs: 9780567493194, 0567493199
  • Resource ID: LLS:DTRCHBNHFFR1906
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.biography
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2023-03-02T22:05:08Z

Ferdinand Schlingensiepen is one of the founders of the International Bonhoeffer Society. His father was principal of one of the seminaries of the Confessing Church. As a theologian and pastor, Schlingensiepen was a close friend of Eberhard Bethge. He has published widely on Bonhoeffer, Heinrich Heine, and the German novelist, Theodor Fontane.


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