Ecumenical, Academic, and Pastoral Work: 1931-1932

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Volume 11 in the sixteen-volume Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works English Edition, Ecumenical, Academic, and Pastoral Work: 1931—1932, provides a comprehensive translation of Bonhoeffer's important writings from 1931 to 1932, with extensive commentary about their historical context and theological significance. This volume covers the significant period of Bonhoeffer's entry into the international ecumenical world and the final months before the beginning of the National Socialist ...

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Volume 11 in the sixteen-volume Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works English Edition, Ecumenical, Academic, and Pastoral Work: 1931—1932, provides a comprehensive translation of Bonhoeffer's important writings from 1931 to 1932, with extensive commentary about their historical context and theological significance. This volume covers the significant period of Bonhoeffer's entry into the international ecumenical world and the final months before the beginning of the National Socialist dictatorship.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780800698386
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works Series
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

General Editor's Foreword to Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works xiii

Abbreviations xxi

Editors' Introduction to the English Edition Michael B. Lukens Victoria J. Barnett Mark S. Brocker 1

Ecumenical, Academic, and Pastoral Work: 1931-1932

Part 1 Letters and Documents

0 Assignment as Assistant Pastor in the City, Berlin, June 12, 1931 29

1 From Karl-Friedrich Bonhoeffer, Frankfurt, June 25, 1931 30

2 From Emil A. O. Karow, Seefeld im Tirol, July 10, 1931 31

2a To Paul Lehmann, Bonn, July 10, 1931 32

3 To His Parents, Bonn, July 14, 1931 33

4 To Erwin Sutz, Bonn, July 15, 1931 34

5 To Erwin Sutz, Bonn, July 24, 1931 35

6 To Erwin Sutz, Bonn, July 24, 1931 36

7 To His Parents, Bonn, July 27, 1931 40

8 From the Evangelical Consistory of the Mark Brandenburg, Berlin, August 17, 1931 41

8a To Paul Lehmann, Berlin, August 23, 1931 41

9 To Paul Althaus, Berlin, September 16, 1931 44

9a Bonhoeffer Inscription at Union Theological Seminary, Berlin, September 1931 45

10 From Wilhelm Stählin to the German Section of the World Alliance for Promoting International Friendship through the Churches, Münster, September 19, 1931 46

11 To Erwin Sutz, Berlin, October 8, 1931 49

12 Circular Letter of the Provisional Bureau for Ecumenical Youth Work, Münster, October 15, 1931 51

13 To Wilhelm Stählin, Berlin, October 17, 1931 52

14 To Helmut Rößler, Berlin, October 18, 1931 54

15 To Paul Sandegren, Berlin, October 24, 1931 56

16 Circular Letter from Henry-Louis Henriod to the Youth Secretaries of the World Alliance for Promoting International Friendship through the Churches, Geneva, October 28, 1931 57

16a To Paul Lehmann, Berlin, November 5, 1931 61

17 Order of the Evangelical Consistory of the Mark Brandenburg, Berlin, November 11, 1931 63

17a Ordination, Berlin, November 11, 1931 64

18 To Reinhold Krause, Berlin, November 13, 1931 66

18a Assignment to the Position of Assistant, Berlin, November 21, 1931 67

19 From Wilhelm Stählin to the Protestant Church Federation Office, Münster, November 25, 1931 68

20 From Wilhelm Stählin to August W. Schreiber, Münster, November 25, 1931 69

21 To Mr. Pauli, Berlin, end of 1931 70

22 To Karl Büchsel, Berlin, December 4, 1931 71

23 To Paul Althaus, Berlin, December 5, 1932 [published in DBWE 12] 71

24 From Karl Büchsel, Berlin, December 9, 1931 72

25 To Richard Ern, Berlin, December 13, 1931 72

26 To Sabine and Gerhard Leibholz, Berlin, December 23, 1931 74

27 To Erwin Sutz, Berlin, December 25, 1931 75

27a Notes from the Time as Assistant, 1931-1932 78

28 Circular Letter of the Working Group of Theologians and Economists, Berlin, December 28, 1931 83

28a Assistantship Contract, Berlin, January 14, 1932 84

29 From Johannes Hosemann to the Members of the Provisional Bureau, Berlin, January 19, 1932 85

30 From the Executive Committee of the City Synod in Berlin, January 25, 1932 86

31 Circular Letter of the Provisional Bureau, Berlin, January 27, 1932 87

32 From Erich Stange to Wilhelm Stählin, Kassel, January 28, 1932 88

33 Circular Letter of the Working Group of Theologians and Economists, Berlin, January 28, 1932 90

34 To the Wingolf Fraternity, Berlin, January 1932 90

35 To Henry-Louis Henriod, Berlin, February 14, 1932 91

36 To Reinhold Krause, Berlin, February 17, 1932 92

37 From August W. Schreiber, Berlin, February 18, 1932 93

37a To Paul Lehmann, Berlin, February 19, 1932 94

38 From Max Diestel, February 20, 1932 95

39 To Erwin Sutz, Berlin, February 28, 1932 96

40 Draft Submission to the Department of Theology in Halle concerning the Dehn Case, March 1932 99

40.1 Theses 99

40.2 Cover Letter 100

41 From Wilhelm Stählin, Münster, March 3, 1932 101

42 From Wilhelm Stählin, Münster, March 18, 1932 102

43 To August W. Schreiber, Berlin, March 19, 1932 104

44 From Henry-Louis Henriod, Geneva, March 23, 1932 105

45 Invitation from the Provisional Bureau to the Theological Conference of April 29-30, 1932, Berlin, March 27, 1932 106

46 To Henry-Louis Henriod, Berlin, March 27, 1932 107

47 To Pierre C. Toureille, Berlin, March 27, 1932 107

48 To Karl Bonhoeffer, Friedrichsbrunn, March 28, 1932 109

49 From Hermann Sasse, Berlin, March 29, 1932 111

50 Note of Excuse, Berlin, March 1932 112

51 To His Parents, Amsterdam, April 9, 1932 112

52 To the Mayor of Biesenthal, Berlin, April 1932 113

53 To Mr. Decker, Berlin, April 1932 114

54 To Daniel Krencker, Berlin, April 1932 115

55 To Henry-Louis Henriod, Berlin, May 1932 115

56 To Pierre C. Toureille, Berlin, May 1932 117

57 From Adolf Deißmann, Berlin, May 12, 1932 118

58 To Wilhelm Stählin, after May 12, 1932 119

59 To Erwin Sutz, Berlin, May 17, 1932 119

59a To Paul Lehmann, Berlin, May 30, 1932 123

60 To the Office of the German Section of the World Alliance for Promoting International Friendship through the Churches, Berlin, June 7, 1932 125

61 To Henry-Louis Henriod, Berlin, June 20, 1932 126

62 To Walter Künneth, Berlin, June 21, 1932 126

63 To August W. Schreiber, Berlin, June 23, 1932 127

64 To Theodor Heckel, Berlin, June 23, 1932 128

65 From Walter Künneth, Berlin, July 4, 1932 128

66 To Erwin Sutz, Limburg, July 14, 1932 129

67 From Friedrich Siegmund-Schultze, Berlin, July 22, 1932 129

68 To Pierre H. Steele, Berlin, July 31, 1932 130

68a To Paul Lehmann, Berlin, August 1, 1932 131

69 To August W. Schreiber, Berlin, August 1, 1932 133

70 From Pierre H. Steele, August 3, 1932 134

71 To Werner Koch, Berlin, August 6, 1932 135

72 To Erwin Sutz, Berlin, August 1932 136

73 To Freidrich Siegmund-Schultze, Berlin, August 8, 1932 138

74 From August W. Schreiber, Berlin, after August 9, 1932 139

74.1 Letter to Dietrich Bonhoeffer 139

74.2 Enclosure: August W. Schreiber to Wilhelm Stählin 139

75 To the Office of the World Alliance for Promoting International Friendship through the Churches, Berlin, August 12, 1932 140

76 Entry in the Guest Book of the Lasserre Family, Les Houches, August 16-17, 1932 141

77 To Pierre H. Steele, Berlin, mid-August 1932 141

78 From Julie Bonhoeffer, Friedrichsbrunn, after August 21, 1932 142

78.1 Printed Thank-You Card 142

78.2 Letter to Dietrich Bonhoeffer 142

78a Appointment as Assistant Pastor, Berlin, August 24, 1932 143

79 To His Parents, Zürich, September 4, 1932 144

80 From Fritz Söhlmann, Berlin, September 24, 1932 145

81 To the Office of the German Section of the World Alliance for Promoting International Friendship through the Churches, Berlin, September 25, 1932 145

82 From Renate Lepsius, Berlin, October 15, 1932 146

83 From Jürgen Winterhager, Berlin, October 17, 1932 147

84 From Wilhelm Stählin, Münster, October 20, 1932 147

85 To Wilhelm Stählin, Berlin, October 21, 1932 149

86 To Hans Brandenburg, Berlin, October 23, 1932 150

87 From Renate Lepsius, Berlin, October 25, 1932 151

88 From Wilhelm Stählin, Münster, October 27, 1932 152

88.1 Letter to Dietrich Bonhoeffer 152

88.2 Enclosure: W. Stählin to the Church Federation Office 154

89 To Erwin Sutz, Berlin, October 27, 1932 155

90 To the Editors of Die Tägliche Rundschau, October 29, 1932 156

91 Circular Letter to Various Student Fraternities, Berlin, October 1932 157

92 To Two Student Fraternities, Berlin, 1932 158

93 To Hans Fischer, Berlin, October 1932 159

93a To Paul Lehmann, Berlin, October 30, 1932 159

Part 2 Reports, Theological Studies, and Texts from the University Period

A Reports on Ecumenical Work: Late 1931 165

1 Report on a Conference of the World Alliance in Cambridge 165

2 Report on a Meeting of the Provisional Bureau for Ecumenical Youth Work 170

B Texts from Activities in Church and University: Winter Semester 1931-1932 177

3 Lecture Course: The History of Twentieth-Century Systematic Theology (Student Notes) 177

4 Thesis Fragment about M. Heidegger and E. Grisebach 244

5 Lecture: The Right to Self-Assertion 246

6 Essay: Pastoral Care for Protestant Students at the Technical College 257

7 Draft for a Catechism: As You Believe, So You Receive 258

8 Theses: The Discernible Nature of the Order of Creation 267

C Texts from University Lectures: Summer Semester 1932 269

9 Lecture Course: The Nature of the Church (Student Notes) 269

10 Seminar: Is There a Christian Ethic? 333

10.1 Excerpts from Student Notes 333

10.2 Fragment of Student Notes 340

D Texts from Ecumenical Work: July-October 1932 343

11 Report on the Youth Conference of the World Alliance in Epsom 343

12 Preliminary Report on a Conference of the Provisional Bureau 345

13 Primary Report on the Conference of the Provisional Bureau 346

14 Lecture in Ciernohorské Kúpele: On the Theological Foundation of the Work of the World Alliance 356

15 Theses for the Lecture in Ciernohorské Kúpele 370

16 Excerpt from Welcoming Address in Ciernohorské Kúpele (Transcription) 372

17 Address in Gland 375

18 Initial Report on the Youth Conferences of the World Alliance 381

19 Second Report on the Youth Conferences of the World Alliance 386

E Short Studies: 1932 391

20 Review of C. Cordes, Der Gemeinschaftsbegriff 391

21 Literary Attempt on the Theme of "Vocation" 394

22 Literary Attempt on the Theme of "Death" 396

Part 3 Sermons and Meditations

1 Sermon on Psalm 63:3, Berlin, Thanksgiving Sunday, October 4, 1931 (?) 401

2 Sermon on Luke 12:35-40, Berlin, First Sunday in Advent, November 29, 1931 408

3 Devotions on Luke 4:3-4, Berlin, Technical College, February 4, 1932 (?) 416

4 Devotions on Luke 4:5-8; Berlin, Technical College, Thursday before the First Sunday in Lent, February 11, 1932 (?) 418

5 Sermon on Matthew 24:6-14, Berlin, Reminiscere (Memorial Day), February 21, 1932 419

6 Sermon on Genesis 32:25-32; 33:10, Berlin, Laetare Sunday, March 13, 1932 428

7 Devotions on John 8:31-32, Berlin, Technical College, Beginning of Summer Semester 1932 (?) 433

8 Sermon on 2 Chronicles 20:12, Berlin, Exaudi, May 8, 1932 (?) 434

9 Baptism Sermon on 1 John 4:16, Berlin, Pentecost Sunday, May 12, 1932 440

10 Sermon on Luke 16:19-31, Berlin, First Sunday after Trinity, May 29, 1932 (?) 443

11 Sermon on Colossians 3:1-4, Berlin, Third Sunday after Trinity, June 12, 1932 450

12 Sermon on Colossians 3:1-4, Berlin, Fourth Sunday after Trinity, June 19, 1932 457

13 Sermon on John 8:32, Berlin, Ninth Sunday after Trinity (Worship Service at the End of the Semester), July 24, 1932 465

14 Baptism Sermon on Ephesians 5:14, Berlin, October 1932 473

Editor's Afterword to the German Edition Christoph Strohm 477

Appendices 493

1 Chronology of Ecumenical, Academic, and Pastoral Work: 1931-1932 493

2 Unpublished Material from Bonhoeffer's Literary Estate, 1931-1932 500

3 Texts Published in Gesammelte Schriften and DBWE 11 501

4 Ecumenical and German Protestant Church Organizational Charts, 1931-1932 503

Bibliography 507

1 Archival Sources and Private Collections 507

2 Literature Used by Bonhoeffer 508

3 Literature Mentioned by Bonhoeffer's Correspondents 522

4 Literature Consulted by the Editors 522

Index of Scriptural References 559

Index of Names 561

Index of Subjects 599

Editors and Translators 609

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