The Cambridge companion to Dietrich Bonhoeffer /

Corporate Author: Cambridge collections online.
Other Authors: De Gruchy, John W.
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge companions to religion.
Online Access: Online version
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These two studies are published ostensibly as background preparation for the International Bonhoeffer Society's September 2000 meeting in Berlin. The widely acclaimed earlier book by Clifford Green (Hartford Seminary, CT), The Sociality of Christ and Humanity: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Early Theology, 1927-1933 (1972), forms the basis for his present volume, which is mostly a rehash, except for a new chapter on Bonhoeffer's ethics and an appendix that includes the section, "Letters: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Paul Lehman and Others." The Cambridge Companion to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, edited by the widely respected de Gruchy (Univ. of Cape Town), consists of a series of 13 essays by Bonhoeffer disciples. Part 1 deals with his life and legacy; part 2 concerns major themes in his theology. Both books include a selected English bibliography. Bonhoeffer boosters will appreciate these two books, both suitable for graduate students and faculty/researchers, as lackluster companions and additions to Bonhoeffer for a New Day: Theology in a Time of Transition: Papers Presented at the Seventh International Bonhoeffer Congress, Cape Town, 1996. Bonhoeffer's stature remains impressive as we enter the 21st century. 'Tis a shame that no popular well-written book has yet appeared that will grab the attention of the academic and religious intelligentsia. D. W. Ferm Colby College

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