The Oxford Handbook of Dietrich Bonhoeffer is an invaluable resource for those wishing to learn more about the German theologian, pastor, and resistance conspirator Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his writings. He made many contributions to different areas of theology in his lifetime, and this book helps to categorize them while also discussing the benefits and drawback of each.
The book is divided into five sections: 1) a biography, 2) a discussion of Bonhoeffer’s theology, 3) a discussion of his ethics, 4) applications of his theory in modern life, and 5) essays on resources for the contemporary study of Bonhoeffer. Each section is not just a description, but an in-depth exploration of his philosophy and his life. Featuring contributions from leading Bonhoeffer scholars, historians, theologians, and ethicists, this book surveys, assesses, and presents the field of research and debates of Bonhoeffer and his legacy, as well as of previous Bonhoeffer scholarship.
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A full list of contributors includes: Victoria J. Barnett, Keith Clements, John de Gruchy, Michael P. DeJonge, Gary Dorrien, Peter Frick, Clifford Green, Tom Greggs, Barry Harvey, Stephen R. Haynes, Stefan Heuser, Matthew D. Hockenos, Christopher R. J. Holmes, Matthew D. Kirkpatrick, Mark Knight, Nico Koopman, Mark Lindsay, David J. Lose, Robin Lovin, Gerald McKenny, Jennifer M. McBride, Michael Mawson, Rachel Muers, Andreas Pangritz, Stephen J. Plant, Matthew Puffer, Christiane Tietz, Hans G. Ulrich, Reggie Williams, Ralf Wustenberg, Philip G. Ziegler, Jens Zimmermann.
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