Ecumenical, Academic, and Pastoral Work
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Series: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works
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Title Page, Copyright
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General Editor’s Foreword to Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works
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The German theologian and pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer has become one of the most influential Christian thinkers of all time. Barely twenty-seven years of age when the Nazi regime came to power in Germany, Bonhoeffer emerged immediately as a radical Protestant voice against the ideological co-optation of his church. ...
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Editors’ Introduction to the English Edition
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This volume covers the period from June 1931, when twenty-five-year-old Dietrich Bonhoeffer returned from his year of study at Union Theological Seminary in New York, to the turbulent weeks of the waning Weimar Republic in October 1932. The shift from student life to the beginning of a professional career is a significant transition in any life, ...
Part 1: Letters and Documents
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In accordance with § 1 of the Church Law of March 4, 1930, Concerning the Assignment of Candidates for the Ministry to Work as Assistant Pastors in the Church—K.G. u. V. Bl. 1930, p. 113f.—your year of work as an assistant pastor begins on August 1, 1931. ...
Part 2: Reports, Theological Studies, and Texts from the University Period
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Those who view the World Alliance with disinterest or resentment should take the opportunity either to confirm their judgment based on the results of the Cambridge meeting or to revise it. The forthcoming disarmament conference in Geneva and the world crisis, whose problems are not insignificantly related to it, ...
Part 3: Sermons and Meditations
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It is two and a half thousand years ago that, far from home, consumed by suffering in body and soul, surrounded by mocking doubters and enemies of his God, the pious old Jewish man thinks back over the strange paths on which God is taking him. It is not a comfortable, peaceful contemplation, but a struggle, a struggle of near desperation ...
Editor’s Afterword to the German Edition
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On December 25, 1932, Bonhoeffer wrote to Helmut Rößler, a friend from university days, about a remark Bonhoeffer himself had made “a long time ago” about his personal “disinterestedness” in politics: “It now actually strikes me as frivolous. It was only meant to indicate the parameter within which I see these problems through the objective reality of the church.” ...
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Index of Scriptural References
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Index of Names
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Index of Subjects
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Editors and Translators
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Page Count: 556
Publication Year: 2012
Volume Title: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works
Series Title: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works