Who Is Christ for Us?by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
In the summer of 1933, Dietrich Bonhoeffer delivered powerful lectures that insisted Christians encounter Jesus Christ as a living person today, as well as in history and church life. Formulated in the face of the new Nazi regime, a decisive moment in Bonhoeffer's own commitment to the Confessing Church, his words drew attention to the living Christ as always the humiliated "man for others," the lodestar of Christian commitment and service. This volume, well introduced and contextualized by Nessan and Wind, consists in excerpts from the 1933 lectures-strikingly relevant today-along with other, contemporary writings from him and about him.
About the Author
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) studied in Berlin and at Union Theological Seminary in New York, played a central role in the Confessing Church during the Nazi period, and has become one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century. He was executed by the Nazis on April 9, 1945, for his role in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
About the Editor
Renate Wind is Professor of Religious Education at the Fachhochschule Nuremberg in Germany.
About the Editor and Translator
Craig L. Nessan is Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Contextual Theology at Wartburg Theological Seminary. He is the author of Beyond Maintenance to Mission: A Theology of the Congregation (Fortress Press, 1999) and the translator and co-editor of Who Is Christ for Us? by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Facets; Fortress Press, 2002).
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