Dietrich Bonhoeffer,1906-1945: Martyr, Thinker, Man of Resistance

Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1945 Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1945 Continuum

Ferdinand Schlingensiepen

Continuum, 2010

The newest Bonhoeffer biography is written by one of the founders of the International Bonhoeffer Society who is also the son of a principal of a Confessing Church seminary in Nazi Germany. 

His sources are close to the subject. Schlingensiepen had access to letters between Bonhoeffer and his fiancee Maria von Wedemeyer as well as unpublished photographs from the Bonhoeffer family. Readers will be treated to a knowledgeable explication of Bonhoeffer's development of theology over his lifetime. With Schlingensiepen's familiarity with theological and biographical material, this book stands impressively next to Bethge's classic work.

"The best [Bonhoeffer biography] is Ferdinand Schlingensiepen's Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1906-1945, Martyr, Thinker, Man of Resistance.... Ferdinand Schlingensiepen worked closely with Bethge and served on the editorial board of the 16 volume Bonhoeffer Werke...." -Charles Marsh

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