Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer
  • Author : Stephen Plant
  • Publsiher : A&C Black
  • Release : 17 May 2004
  • ISBN : 082645089X
  • Pages : 157 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Summary:
One of the best known Christians of the twentieth century, Dietrich Bonhoeffer is admired as a theologian for his unparalleled independence of mind, creativity and brilliance by liberals and conservatives alike. His death at the hands of the Nazis is an extraordinary tale of courage and Christian discipleship. However, Bonhoeffer was also a serious theologian who, while indebted to the liberal tradition of the University of Berlin, was also influenced by the new thinking of Karl Barth that challenged the consensus. Plant has written a critical exploration of Bonhoeffer's writings that illuminates his ethical theology, showing that what linked all his work was the attempt to listen to God's word in, to, and for the secular world.