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Issue 32

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Did You Know?
Little-known or remarkable facts about Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945)

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: From the Editor - A Spiritual Tonic

The Life and Death of a Modern Martyr
Born into privilege, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was headed toward a brilliant career as a theologian. Then he came to see life "from the perspective of those who suffer." In Nazi Germany, that cost him his life.

Daring Thoughts
Selected quotations from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's writings. Quotations primarily from A Testament to Freedom: The Essential Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, edited by Geffrey B. Kelly and F. Burton Nelson (HarperCollins, 1990).

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Gallery of Family, Friends, & Co-Conspirators
Significant people in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's life

Bonhoeffer's Costly Theology
His controversial yet Christ-centered beliefs were formed not only in the classrooms of Tübingen, but also in the cells of Tegel Prison.

Barth and Bonhoeffer
What did Bonhoeffer think of this century's most influential theologian?

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Christian History Timeline
Information based upon timelines in Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Man of Vision, Man of Courage, by Eberhard Bethge (New York: Harper & Row, 1970) and A Testament to Freedom: The Essential Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer edited by Geffrey Kelly and F. Burton Nelson (San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1990).

Radical Resistance
Bonhoeffer took an early and active stand against the Nazis.

Exploring Bonhoeffer's Writings
Some of his works are little known. Some are fictional. But all are provocative. Here's a brief guide.

Friends He Met in America
Three colleagues from Union Theological Seminary who deeply influenced Bonhoeffer

Pastor Bonhoeffer
Though known as a theologian and resister, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was also a pastor—even in his final moments.

My Friend Dietrich
His closest companion reflects on the meaning of Bonhoeffer's life for us today.

A photo album

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Recommended Resources

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