A Testament to Freedom: The Essential Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Paperback)

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer was only thirty-nine years old when he was executed in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945, yet his courage, vision, and brilliance have greatly influenced the twentieth-century Church and theology. Particularly through his bestselling classic, The Cost of Discipleship, Bonhoeffer profoundly shaped such minds and movements as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Leonardo Boff, civil rights and leberation theology.

A Testament to Freedom, completely revised and expanded for this edition, includes previously untranslated writings, excerpts from major books, sermons, and selected letters spanning the years of Bonhoeffer's pastoral and theological career. This magnificent volume takes readers on a historical and biographical journey that follows Bonhoeffer through the various stages of his life--as teacher, ecumenist, pastor, preacher, seminary director, prophet in the Nazi era and, finally, as martyr in pursuit of peace and justice.

About the Author

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-45) is one of the most well-known and beloved theologians of the twentieth century. He was a Christian minister, seminary professor, and a founding member of Germany's Confessing Church. One of the leading voices of opposition against Nazism during World War II, Bonhoeffer was executed for participating in a plot to assassinate Hitler. His theological views have become highly influential in the years since his death.

Nelson is Research Professor of Christian Ethics at North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060642143
ISBN-10: 0060642149
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: August 11th, 2009
Pages: 592
Language: English