With Bound Hands: A Jesuit in Nazi Germany

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On February 2, 1945, Fr. Alfred Delp, S.J., a widely admired pastor, youth leader, and intellectual, was executed by the Nazis in Plotzensee Prison in Berlin. During the six months before his execution, the shackled priest painfully wrote a stream of deeply moving letters, meditations, and prayers which were smuggled out to friends and family members. These writings reveal a man profoundly changed in the crucible of suffering -- a once-arrogant, impatient priest transformed into a herald of hope and grace. With ...
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Overview

On February 2, 1945, Fr. Alfred Delp, S.J., a widely admired pastor, youth leader, and intellectual, was executed by the Nazis in Plotzensee Prison in Berlin. During the six months before his execution, the shackled priest painfully wrote a stream of deeply moving letters, meditations, and prayers which were smuggled out to friends and family members. These writings reveal a man profoundly changed in the crucible of suffering -- a once-arrogant, impatient priest transformed into a herald of hope and grace. With Bound Hands tells the absorbing story of Alfred Delp -- a Jesuit hero who found redemption as he plumbed the depths of evil.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780829417944
  • Publisher: Jesuit Way Loyola Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 977,146
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue
1 Young Scamp: 1907-1926 1
2 Becoming a Jesuit: 1926-1937 9
3 War and Priestly Ministry: 1937-1941 25
4 The "Friends" of the Kreisau Circle: 1941-1943 41
5 The Beginning of the End: January-July 28, 1944 61
6 Tegel Prison: August-October 1944 73
7 With Bound Hands: October-November 1944 85
8 Across the Abyss: December 1-December 7, 1944 101
9 Complete Surrender: December 8-December 31, 1944 111
10 Into the Fire: January 1-January 8, 1945 143
11 Inferno: January 9-January 11, 1945 159
12 After the Trial: January 11-January 21, 1945 173
13 Final Days: January 23-February 2, 1945 199
Epilogue 215
Notes 223
Bibliography 229
Index 233
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