This collection of writings by the Lutheran pastor who defied Hitler includes a substantial biographical introduction by Robert Coles.
"The deeply moving story of the dire (if ultimately triumphant) course of Deitrich Bonhoeffer's life. . . . "--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, his imprisonment and execution, dramatize "the cost of discipleship."
The selections here, with a poignant introduction 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.