Reflections on the Bible: Human Word and Word of God

Reflections on the Bible: Human Word and Word of God

by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
     
 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a thirty-nine year old pastor when the Nazis executed him for participating in a plot to overthrow Adolf Hitler. What caused this rather cerebral, well-educated, and philosophical young man to risk his life and reputation to stand with others against the brutality of the Nazis?

Never before published in English, this newly translated

Overview

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a thirty-nine year old pastor when the Nazis executed him for participating in a plot to overthrow Adolf Hitler. What caused this rather cerebral, well-educated, and philosophical young man to risk his life and reputation to stand with others against the brutality of the Nazis?

Never before published in English, this newly translated compilation offers Bonhoeffer’s meditations and essays about the Bible across his writing career. In addition excerpts from his letters and speeches provide a personal glimpse of one of the greatest theologians of the 20th century.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Manfred Weber has assembled excerpts from letters, sermons, lectures, meditations, and other writings to illustrate Bonhoeffer’s encounter with the Bible. Brief chapters are laced with more succinct quotations from Bonhoeffer and scriptural passages. The book ends with a list of sources. This volume would serve well as a reader’s first exposure to Bonhoeffer’s writings. Highly recommended.”
Church and Synagogue Library Association

“This book is for those who want a concise selection of the material available and are content to let Bonhoeffer speak for himself. In this area, as in others, sixty years after his death, he still speaks to us.”
Expository Times

“If one is looking for a good devotional text for the Advent or Lenten seasons, Weber's edition is quite suitable. Just as Bonhoeffer frequently pondered a single Bible verse for a week's duration, one might be caught doing the same with some of Bonhoeffer's own reflections on the Word of God. They have a way of staying with a person. A cursory comparison of the English renditions with the critical edition indicates the translator has faithfully executed his task.”
Concordia Journal

Publishers Weekly
With the 60th anniversary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's death fast approaching, Hendrickson releases Reflections on the Bible: Human Word and the Word of God, a newly translated compilation of the German theologian's meditations, sermons and essays on the Bible. Never before published in English, the brief collection also offers excerpts from his personal letters during the war, which reveal what he was reading in a Nazi prison before his execution. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565639881
Publisher:
Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) grew up in an academic German family. His father was a professor of psychiatry in Berlin, and Bonhoeffer was trained in the best theological universities in Germany. As a recent graduate, he served as a pastor to ex-patriot congregations in Barcelona and later in London. He was offered respite from the Nazi regime by friends in the United States, but felt he would not be able to minister in Germany if he were not suffering with his fellow citizens under the Nazi rule.

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