Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Witness to Jesus Christ

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Fortress Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Religion - 308 pages
Bonhoeffer's theological brilliance, committed discipleship, ecumenical insight and courageous participation in the struggle against Nazism have profoundly shaped contemporary Christian understanding and action. Although his early death at the hands of the Gestapo prevented him from providing us with a full and systematic theology, his writings are remarkably extensive and have become increasingly influential. This volume concentrates on the key texts and ideas in Bonhoeffer's thought. It presents the essential Bonhoeffer for students and the general reader. John de Gruchy's introductory essay and notes on the selected texts set Bonhoeffer in his historical context, chart the development of his thought and indicate the significance of his theology in the development of Christian theology as a whole. Substantial selections from Bonhoeffer's work illustrate key themes:His theological foundations Christology and reality Confessing Christ concretely The life of free responsibility Christ in a world come of age
 

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Contents

The Development of Bonhoeffers Theology
1
Theological Foundations
43
Toward a definition of social philosophy and sociology
44
The primal state and the problem of community
49
Sin and the broken community
60
Sanctorum Communio
64
Act and Being
72
Revelation in terms of the act
73
Life together
178
The presentation of New Testament texts
188
Protestantism without Reformation
195
Letter to the Finkenwalde brethren Christmas 1939
216
The Life of Free Responsibility
221
Ethics as formation
222
Christ reality and good
233
History and good
241

The church as a unity of act and being
78
The theology of crisis and its attitude toward philosophy and science
85
Christology and Reality
98
The image of God on earth
110
Christology
115
Confessing Christ Concretely
124
The church and the peoples of the world
131
The Confessing Church and the ecumenical movement
134
The question of the boundaries of the church and church union
148
The cost of discipleship
156
After ten years
255
Christ in a World Come of Age
269
Outline for a book
272
Letters from prison
276
Thoughts on the day of baptism of Dietrich Bethge
294
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
298
Notes to the introduction
302
Index of names
304
Index of places and subjects
306
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