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DBWE Vol. 15: Theological Education Underground: 1937-1940, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001. Hardcover, 725 pages   Introduction Volume 15 of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works is well worth the read. Its varied documents hail from 1937-1940. During this period, Bonhoeffer oversaw the “underground” theological education of some 67 seminarians connected with the Confessing Church. Amidst these tumultuous...
JUSTICE FOR BISHOP GEORGE BELL, FRIEND OF DIETRICH BONHOEFFER In October 2015 the Church of England announced that it had made a financial settlement with a claimant, known only as “Carol” to preserve anonymity, who alleged child sexual abuse against her in the late 1940s/early 1950s by George Bell, bishop of Chichester, who died in 1958. Bell is famous as an outspoken and prophetic figure for peace...
Review of Paul O. Bischoff, The Secular Church, 2015; 120 pages The Secular Church is a study of the predicament of the contemporary Christian churches, guided by Bonhoeffer´s ecclesiological insights drawn from the implications of his Chalcedonian Christology. Two other main theological sources are evoked to buttress the author’s argument, Karl Barth and Martin Luther.   After a short...
Early Career German-American Bonhoeffer Research Network The Bonhoeffer Chair in Theology and Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, New York, is pleased to announce a new research project: Early Career German-American Bonhoeffer Research Network, funded by the German Federal Government. Beginning in June, 2017, five German and five American scholars will meet for a weeklong seminar at Union...
Two scholars join Pastor Evan McClanahan for an in-depth consideration of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheran pastor, theologian, spy an opponent of the Nazis. Dr. Richard Weikart and Dr. Victoria Barnett look at the ways Bonhoeffer is a product of his era and why he continues to speak to Christians today. At the heart of the question is how we assess historical figures in their own context and if...
The Rest of the Story: Bonhoeffer and Women Diane Reynolds discusses her new book,The Doubled Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Eugene, OR.: Wipf and Stock, 2016). Q. What is this book about? It’s a biography that focuses on the women in the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Q. Why did you write it? I went to find a book on women in Bonhoeffer’s life and there were none. So I wrote the book I wanted to...
Taking Hold of the Real: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Profound Worldiness of Christianity By Diane Reynolds At the end of Barry Harvey’s Taking Hold of the Real, Harvey contrasts the Confessing Church in Nazi Germany to Andre Trocme’s church at Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, which offered shelter to thousands of Jews fleeing Nazi persecution. In doing so, Harvey illustrates one of Bonhoeffer’s most...

 

Society Elects New President
CHICAGO – The International Bonhoeffer Society – English Language Section (IBS-ELS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer M. McBride, Associate Dean of the Doctor of Ministry Programs and Continuing Education and Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary, has been elected president of the Society, becoming its first female president since i...

Did Bonhoeffer Really Say?

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.

Warren Throckmorton investigates the legitimacy of this juicy quote attributed to Bonhoeffer. Check out his interesting blog entry at Patheos HERE

 

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