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"Cheap grace is the mortal enemy of our church. Our struggle today is for costly grace." And with that sharp warning to his own church, which was engaged in bitter conflict with the official nazified state church, Dietrich Bonhoeffer began his book Discipleship (formerly entitled The Cost of Discipleship). Originally published in 1937, it soon became a classic exposition of what it means to follow Christ in a modern world beset by a dangerous and criminal government. At its center stands an interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount: what Jesus demanded of his followers-and how the life of discipleship is to be continued in all ages of the post- resurrection church. "Every call of Jesus is a call to death," Bonhoeffer wrote. His own life ended in martyrdom on April 9, 1945. Freshly translated from the German critical edition, Discipleship provides a more accurate rendering of the text and extensive aids and commentary to clarify the meaning, context, and reception of this work and its attempt to resist the Nazi ideology then infecting German Christian churches.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. General Editor’s Foreword to Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Editors’ Introduction to the English Edition
  2. Geffrey B. Kelly, John D. Godsey
  3. pp. 1-36
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 37-40
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  1. Part One
  2. pp. 41-42
  1. Chapter One: Costly Grace
  2. pp. 43-56
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  1. Chapter Two: The Call to Discipleship
  2. pp. 57-76
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  1. Chapter Three: Simple Obedience
  2. pp. 77-83
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  1. Chapter Four: Discipleship and the Cross
  2. pp. 84-91
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  1. Chapter Five: Discipleship and the Individual
  2. pp. 92-99
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  1. Chapter Six: The Sermon on the Mount (An Interpretation)
  2. pp. 100-182
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  1. Chapter Seven: The Messengers (An Interpretation of Matthew 10)
  2. pp. 183-198
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  1. Part Two: The Church of Jesus Christ and Discipleship
  2. pp. 199-200
  1. Chapter Eight: Preliminary Questions
  2. pp. 201-204
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  1. Chapter Nine: Baptism
  2. pp. 205-212
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  1. Chapter Ten: The Body of Christ
  2. pp. 213-224
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  1. Chapter Eleven: The Visible Church-Community
  2. pp. 225-252
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  1. Chapter Twelve: The Saints
  2. pp. 253-280
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  1. Chapter Thirteen: The Image of Christ
  2. pp. 281-288
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  1. Editors’ Afterword to the German Edition
  2. Martin Kuske, Ilse Tödt
  3. pp. 289-314
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  1. Chronology
  2. pp. 315-318
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 319-340
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  1. Index of Scriptural References
  2. pp. 341-348
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  1. Index of Names
  2. pp. 349-352
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  1. Index of Subjects
  2. pp. 353-364
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  1. Editor and Translator Biographies
  2. pp. 365-368
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781451406726
Print ISBN
9780800683245
MARC Record
OCLC
933516536
Pages
354
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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