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Letters and Papers from Prison (original 1951; edition 1997)

by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Author)

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Despite Dietrich Bonhoeffers earlier theological achievements and writings, it was his correspondence and notes from prison that electrified the postwar world. The materials gathered and selected by his friend Eberhard Bethge in Letters and Papers from Prison not only brought Bonhoeffer to a wide and appreciative readership, especially in North America, they also introduced to a broad readership his novel and exciting ideas of religionless Christianity, his open and honest theological appraisal of Christian doctrines, and his sturdy, if sorely tried, faith in face of uncertainty and doubt.… (more)
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Letters and Papers from Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1951)

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    Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas (AmishTechie)
    AmishTechie: Get the real inside story of being a Pastor, Theologian and sometime resistance fighter, facing death. What does he do? He ministers to others! A soul stirring companion volume to Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
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New material added to the original ‘Letters’ subtly alters the impression which this unique correspondence has made. The startling theology is still there, but now it emerges from a deeply moving story of a very human man deprived of his freedom indefinitely; longing for his freedom, pining for his fiancée, frustrated by forced inactivity, yet turning all these things into a triumphant expression of the power of the human courage and the grace of God. One reviewer observed how reading Bonhoeffer is in its self a religious experience. In all the vast literature of our time about persecution, conspiracy, imprisonment and death, it stands out by virtue of its utter sincerity; of the nobility of the sufferer and the totality of the sacrifice. ( )
  ExeterQuakers | Jun 20, 2021 |
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. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a young German pastor who was executed by the Nazis in 1945 for his part in the “officers’ plot” to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
  StFrancisofAssisi | Feb 2, 2021 |
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 'Systematic Theory'), and then you feel bad for finding it dull because you remember that he's literally in a Nazi prison for trying to kill Hitler, and perhaps *you* are the problem? The theology is lovely, and fascinating, though, and well worth reading. The edition is handsome and readable, and I don't think most people will miss the extra 800 pages of notes from the critical, non-reader's edition, unless you need to know who Schneergartenwiegrunde was, and don't have access to DuckDuckGo. ( )
  stillatim | Oct 23, 2020 |
Incorporates the text of the third English edition ... ( )
  ME_Dictionary | Mar 19, 2020 |
different edition
  AlanBudreau | Apr 4, 2018 |
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Ten years is a long time in anyone's life.
(From Karl Bonhoeffer - Berlin-Charl[ottenburg] 9, April, 1943)

Dear Dietrich,

I wanted to send you a greeting from us and tell you that we are always thinking of you.
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Despite Dietrich Bonhoeffers earlier theological achievements and writings, it was his correspondence and notes from prison that electrified the postwar world. The materials gathered and selected by his friend Eberhard Bethge in Letters and Papers from Prison not only brought Bonhoeffer to a wide and appreciative readership, especially in North America, they also introduced to a broad readership his novel and exciting ideas of religionless Christianity, his open and honest theological appraisal of Christian doctrines, and his sturdy, if sorely tried, faith in face of uncertainty and doubt.

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