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Dietrich Bonhoeffer : called by God

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer : called by God
Call No: 284.1 R24d

Call Number284.1 R24d
Dates2002; ©2002
Statement of ResponsibilityElizabeth Raum.
Creators & ContributorsRaum, Elizabeth (author)
Bethge, Eberhard (related)
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (subject)
Bekennende Kirche (subject)
Summary"Nazi Germany produced an unusual group of Christian martyrs... but perhaps none so complex as the Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer... He was one of the few German churchmen who spoke forthrightly against the persecution of Jews and not merely of Christians of Jewish descent... His 'employment' as a member of the Counterintelligence Office of the High Command of the Armed Forces enabled him to continue work as a pastor and seminary director. It allowed him to travel abroad, where he worked for a negotiated peace. And it eventually drew him into the plot to kill Hitler—an ethical stand that many German Christians of his generation couldn't understand or forgive. He was executed on 9 April 1945, three weeks before Hitler committed suicide... The life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer has been told at great length and in detail by his younger colleague, Eberhard Bethge. This book is a concise retelling of the story for a new generation of readers." —Publisher
Contents
  1. The search for Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1945
  2. Childhood: a short and happy peace, 1906–1916
  3. The first death, 1914–1923
  4. University days, 1923–1927
  5. Barcelona, Spain, 1928
  6. New York, New York, 1930
  7. Pacifism and protests, 1931–1932
  8. Speaking out, 1933
  9. The church elections, 1933–1934
  10. England, 1933–1935
  11. Finkenwalde, 1935–1936
  12. Protests and persecution, 1936–1937
  13. The secret seminaries, 1937–1938
  14. Dangerous secrets, 1938–1939
  15. Ethics, 1939–1941
  16. Deceptions for peace, 1941–1943
  17. Arrest, 1943
  18. Letters from prison, 1943–1944
  19. The last days, 1944–1945
  20. Heritage of faith, Beyond 1945
Afterword: What happened to family and friends
Chronology of events in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's life
Physical Description 184 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Continuum
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 167–180) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2010 by Lucien Lieberman

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