One of the most influential Christian martyrs in history, Dietrich Bonhoeffer bequeathed to humanity a legacy of theological creativity and spirituality that continues to inspire people from a variety of backgrounds. This widely-acclaimed series is a translation from the German editions of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Werke. Each volume in the series is the definitive English translation of the Critical Edition and as such serves as a comprehensive and thoroughly annotated resource for the study of Bonhoeffer in the wider frame of twentieth-century thought and history. Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works offers a fresh, critical translation of Bonhoeffer’s writings, with extensive introductions, annotations, and interpretation.
This is an enormous venture. Fortress Press, with the blessing of the International Bonhoeffer Society, is publishing a critical, studied, clarifying, and . . . standard-setting, if not normative version. [Dietrich Bonhoeffer] is in the select company of the giants of this century who still challenge new generations even as his writings startle us seniors with their freshness.
—Martin Marty, Context
Dietrich Bonhoeffer is the one German theologian who will lead us into the third millennium.
—Dorothy Soelle, visiting professor emeritus, Union Theological Seminary
Without doubt, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works will be the definitive point of reference from here forward. It supersedes all previously published Bonhoeffer documents and adds new ones as well.
—Larry Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Ethics, Union Theological Seminary
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) was 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.