Translator and editor Edwin H. Robertson was born in London, England, in 1912, of Scottish parents. For many years involved in broadcasting and communications, he is the author of a number of books on the Bible, broadcasting, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, including Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Prison Poems and Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Meditations on Psalms.He is the minister of Heath Street Baptist Church in Hampstead, London, England.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) was a major writer and thinker in Germany between the wars. His many books of theology are still read and as influential among contemporary evangelical believers as the work of C. S. Lewis and Billy Graham. They include such works as The Cost of Discipleship, Letters and Papers from Prison, Ethics, Life Together, and Christ the Center. In 1939 he refused to take the loyalty oath to Adolf Hitler. Shortly after that he was invited to participate in a plot to assassinate Hitler. He was eventually caught, imprisoned, and executed.