Letters and Papers from Prison: New edition, with a new introduction by Samuel Wells

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SCM Press, Jan 1, 2018 - Biography & Autobiography - 176 pages

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, executed by the Nazis after incarceration in Tegel Prison. 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. Bonhoeffer's story continues to be as vitally relevant, as politically prophetic, and as theologically significant, as it always has.

This edition includes a new introduction by Samuel Wells

 

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User Review  - Adurna101 - LibraryThing

Letters and Papers from Prison (LPP) by Dietrich Bonhoeffer is a fascinating creation of desperation and subtle suffering wrapped up within an understanding and reliance upon the Judeo-Christian God ... Read full review

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The letters are very detailed and not the easiest to follow. However, they are interesting. Read full review

Contents

June21 November 1943
11
Prayers for FellowPrisoners
30
Report on Prison Life after One Year in Tegel
82
Thoughts on the Day of the Baptism
99
The Past
114
Who am I?
130
Miscellaneous Thoughts
141
Copyright

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-45) is one of the most influential Protestant theologians of the twentieth century. His death at the hands of the Nazis has made him a modern martyr and an icon of radical Christianity.

Sam Wells is Vicar of St Martin in the Fields, London, and is the author and editor of many acclaimed books including What Anglicans Believe, God’s Companions (shortlisted for the Michael Ramsey Prize) and Power and Passion, the 2007 Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book. Previously he was Dean of Chapel and Research Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke University, North Carolina, and has worked closely with Stanley Hauerwas.

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