Letters and Papers from Prison: New edition, with a new introduction by Samuel Wells

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SCM Press, Jan 1, 2018 - Biography & Autobiography - 176 pages
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One of the great classics of prison literature, Letters and Papers from Prison effectively serves as the last will and testament of the Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, executed by the Nazis after incarceration in Tegel Prison. Acute and subtle, warm and perceptive, yet also profoundly moving, the documents collectively tell a very human story of loss, of courage, and of hope. Bonhoeffer's story continues to be as vitally relevant, as politically prophetic, and as theologically significant, as it always has.

This edition includes a new introduction by Samuel Wells


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User Review  - David_Brown - LibraryThing

An amazing look into Bonhoeffer's tragically abbreviated life, and the theological thought he didn't live long enough to fully flesh out. This edition contains additional letters to his mentor ... Read full review

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User Review  - stillatim - LibraryThing

Probably more than you really need, and the first few hundred pages are mostly quite dull reading ('Dear Mum, please send chocolate and volume three of seventeen of Schneergartenwiegrunde's ... Read full review


June21 November 1943
Prayers for FellowPrisoners
Report on Prison Life after One Year in Tegel
Thoughts on the Day of the Baptism
The Past
Who am I?
Miscellaneous Thoughts

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-45) is one of the most influential Protestant theologians of the twentieth century. His death at the hands of the Nazis has made him a modern martyr and an icon of radical Christianity.

Sam Wells is Vicar of St Martin in the Fields, London, and is the author and editor of many acclaimed books including What Anglicans Believe, God’s Companions (shortlisted for the Michael Ramsey Prize) and Power and Passion, the 2007 Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book. Previously he was Dean of Chapel and Research Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke University, North Carolina, and has worked closely with Stanley Hauerwas.

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