Essential writings of the Lutheran pastor who defied the Nazis and paid with his life includes a substantial biographical introduction by Robert Coles.
"The deeply moving story of the dire (if ultimately triumphant) course of Deitrich Bonhoeffer's life, presented with a new interpretive hand and opening up many new facets of Bonhoeffer's experience."--Robert McAfee Brown
Dietrich Bonhoeffer--theologian, pastor, martyr--is one of the most significant Christian witnesses of the twentieth century. His writings challenge us to address the presence of God in the world and in history. His courageous resistance against hitler, him imprisonment and execution dramatize "the cost of discipleship."
The selections here, wiht a poignant introduciton by Robert Coles, provide a penetrating entry into the heart of Bonhoeffer's message.
Robert Coles is professor emeritus of psychiatry and medical humanities at Harvard University. Author of more than 50 books, he is the recipient of many honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.