Meditations on the Cross
Never before translated into English! As both an evangelical and an ecumenist, Bonhoeffer had an abiding interest in ethics, world peace, community, and racial justice. These searching sermons and letters focus on his pre-eminent theme---"Only a suffering God can help."...
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Never before translated into English! As both an evangelical and an ecumenist, Bonhoeffer had an abiding interest in ethics, world peace, community, and racial justice. These searching sermons and letters focus on his pre-eminent theme---"Only a suffering God can help."
The cross and resurrection, suffering, and overcoming death were central themes in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's theological work. Throughout his life, he focused on these themes, trying to disclose their relevance for human life and actions and to answer the question "What does it mean to be a Christian?" These letters and sermons contain Bonhoeffer's personal and faithful word about the crucifixion and the power of the cross for all Christian disciples. They strengthen our assurance and hope that through the cross and resurrection Christ addresses people at the center of their lives and does not abandon them.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian (he received his doctorate in theology at the age of only 21), participant in the German Resistance movement against Nazism, and a founding member of the Confessing Church. He was involved in plots planned by members of the Abwehr (the German Military Intelligence Office) to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
He was arrested in March 1943, imprisoned, and eventually hanged just before the end of the World War II in Europe.
Some of his selected published works include Creation and Fall: A Theological Exposition of Genesis 1-3; Life Together; The Cost of Discipleship; Ethics; Christ the Center and Letters and Papers from Prison.