Letters and Papers from Prison

Letters and Papers from Prison Author Dietrich Bonhoeffer
ISBN-10 0684838273
ISBN-13 9780684838274
Year 1997-07-01
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher Touchstone
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One of the great classics of prison literature Letters and Papers from Prison effectively serves as the last will and testament of the Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a young German pastor who was executed by the Nazis in 1945 for his part in the officers plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler This expanded version of Letters and Papers from Prison shifts the emphasis of earlier editions of Bonhoeffers theological reflections to the private sphere of his life His letters appear in greater detail and show his daily concerns Letters from Bonhoeffers parents siblings and other relatives have also been added in addition to previously inaccessible letters and legal papers referring to his trial Acute and subtle warm and perceptive yet also profoundly moving the documents collectively tell a very human story of loss of courage and of hope Bonhoeffers story seems as vitally relevant as politically prophetic and as theologically significant today as it did yesterday