Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Introduction to His Thought

by Sabine Dramm

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Retail: $19.95
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Pub Date: September 2016
ISBN: 9781619708501
ISBN-13: 9781619708501
Item Number: 708501
Categories: Theology; Church History

Product Description

In this book on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, author Sabine Dramm examines the twentieth century’s best-known German pastor and theologian. This is a book about Bonhoeffer’s vibrant Christian faith and his profound yet very practical theological thinking.

Although Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s passionate life and dramatic death are familiar territory, this book examines his life and the death he accepted in resistance to Hitler in the context of his faith and thought, as found in his own writings.

Dramm explores Bonhoeffer’s sermons, letters, articles, and books. She offers her readers an outstanding introduction to the breadth of his writing and the depth of his theological thinking. Dramm also traces how Bonhoeffer’s beliefs and understandings led him to active resistance to the Nazi regime: to the establishment of alternative church groups, to espionage, and ultimately to conspiracy to overthrow the government by assassinating Hitler.


“This book is a joy to read. As Bonhoeffer’s own work integrated theology and life, so this introduction to his thought is integrated into the story of his own life. Bonhoeffer’s own combination of theological depth and straightforward translation into concrete this-worldly life is here presented with clarity and passion. More than a biography decorated with theological snippets, or a survey of his theology illustrated with anecdotes, Dramm presents good summaries of all Bonhoeffer’s works, allowing the reader to see the pattern and development of his thought as a whole.”
—Dr. Eugene Boring, I. Wylie and Elizabeth M. Briscoe Professor of New Testament (Emeritus), Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University

Author Bio

Dr. Sabine Dramm holds a doctorate in education science from Bonn University. She has studied evangelical theology and social science as well as philosophy and education. She is the author of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Resistance, and other books and articles. She lives in Provence, France.