Bonhoeffer Bibliography: Primary Sources and Secondary Literature in English

Prepared by Craig J. Slane

This is the thirteenth annual update to the Bonhoeffer Bibliography: Primary Sources and Secondary Literature in English (Evanston: American Theological Library Association, 1992).  Please note the following: (1) any items marked ADD TO are revisions to entries in the published bibliography; (2) in order to register complete sets of conference papers, some German titles may be included; (3) The English Language Section of the International Bonhoeffer Society works to have all conference papers placed in the “Bonhoeffer Collection” at Union Theological Seminary, New York. However, conference paper sets are incomplete.  

Bonhoeffer Bibliography (1992)

PRIMARY SOURCES:

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Ethics. Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, volume 6. Edited by Clifford J. Green. Translated by Reinhard Krauss, Charles West, and Douglass Stott. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005.

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich and Franz Hildebrandt. “Only Believe – And You’re There. An Attempt at a Lutheran Catechism.” Appendix 1 in Amos Cresswell and Maxwell Tow, Dr. Franz Hildebrandt. Mr. Valiant-For-Truth, 213-222. Macon, Georgia: Smyth & Helwys, 2000.

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Reflections on the Bible: Human Word and Word of God. Edited by Manfred Weber. Translated by M. Eugene Boring. Peabody, MA.: Hendrickson Publishers, 2004.

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. “Costly Grace.” In In the World: Reading and Writing as a Christian. Second Edition. Eds. John H. Timmerman and Donald R. Hettinga. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003.

SECONDARY SOURCES: 

Apel, William. “Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Thomas Merton on Christian Renewal.” Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Barker, Gaylon. “The Cross of Reality: The Role of Luther’s theologia crucis in the Development of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christology.” Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 2004.

Beaudoin, Tom. “I was imprisoned by subjectivity and you visited me: Bonhoeffer and Foucalt on the way to a postmodern Christian self.” Currents in Theology and Mission 29, no. 5 (2002): 341-361.

Bergant, Diane. “The Cost of Discipleship. Meditation on 1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21; Psalms 16:1-2, 5, 7-11; Galatians 5:13-18; Luke 9:51-62.” America 190, no. 20 (June 21-28, 2004): 30. 

Bethge, Renate. Dietrich Bonhoeffer. A Brief Life. Translated by K. C. Hanson. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004.

Bischoff, Paul. “Participation: Ecclesial Praxis with a Crucified God for the World.” Journal for Christian Theological Research 8 (2003). 

Blackburn, Vivienne. Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Simone Weil: A Study in Christian Responsiveness. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2004.

Braakman, Ary. “Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jacques Maritain, and Christian Humanism.”  Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

________. “For Everyone Who Has Faith.” Opening sermon delivered at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Burnell, Joel. “Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Polish Civil Society: 1968-1989.”  Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Carter, Guy C. “Bonhoeffer, Dietrich.” In Patrick W. Carey and Joseph T. Lienhard eds., Biographical Dictionary of Christian Theologians, 83-85. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2000.

Chapman, G. Clarke. “Terrorism: A Problem for Ethics or Pastoral Theology?” Cross Currents 54, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 120-137.

Clements, Keith W. “Healing the Wound: A Return to China with Bonhoeffer.” In The Churches in Europe as Witnesses to Healing. Geneva: WCC Publications, 2003. 

Cresswell, Amos and Maxwell Tow. “Friendship with Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” Chapter 11 in Dr. Franz Hildebrandt. Mr. Valiant-For-Truth. Macon, Georgia: Smyth & Helwys, 2000.

Dahill, Lisa. “Response to Smith on Bonhoeffer.” Dialog: A Journal of Theology 43, no. 3 (2004): 221-222.

De Gruchy, John W. “Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” In The Blackwell Companion to Modern Theology. Ed. Gareth Jones. Malden, MA.: Blackwell, 2004.

________. “A Concrete Ethic of the Cross: Interpreting Bonhoeffer’s Ethics in North America’s Backyard.” Union Seminary Quarterly Review 58, nos. 1-2 (2004): 33-45. 

________. “Dietrich Bonhoeffer as Christian Humanist.”  Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

________. [Closing Sermon at the Feast of St. Barnabas on Isaiah 42:5-12, Acts 11:19-30, 13:1-3, and Matthew 10:7-16]. Delivered at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

DeWolf, Shirley C. “Standing in the Gap. Viewing History from Below.” Bonhoeffer Lectures on Public Ethics, Wesley Seminary, Washington DC, October 11-13, 2003. Bonhoeffer Collection, Union Theological Seminary

Ferrario, Fulvio. “From ‘radical theology’ to ‘kirchliche Zeitgeschichte.’ Bonhoeffer Interpretation in Italy, 1969-1995.” Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Ford, David. “Bonhoeffer, Holiness and Ethics.” In Holiness: Past and Present. Ed. Stephen C. Barton. London: T & T Clark, 2003.

Fowl, Stephen E. and L. Gregory Jones. “Living and Dying in the Word: Dietrich Bonhoeffer as a Performer of Scripture.” In Reading in Communion. Scripture and Ethics in Christian Life, 135-64. London: SPCK, 1991.

Gilbert, Felix. “Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” In his A European Past. Memoirs 1905-1945, 92-97. New York: W.W. Norton, 1988.

Green, Clifford J. “Bonhoeffer, Dietrich.” The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Volume 1, 283-84. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Leiden: Brill, 1999.

________. “Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (1906-1945).” Jesus in History, Thought, and Culture. An Encyclopedia, 137-40. Edited by Leslie Houlden. Santa Barbara: ABC Clio, 2003.

________. “Editor’s Introduction” to Bonhoeffer,  Ethics, 1-44. Edited by Clifford J. Green. Translated by Reinhard Krauss, Charles West, and Douglass Stott. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005.

Hale, Lori Brandt. “Love Your Enemies? Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Question of the Other.” Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia, 2004. 

________. “From ‘Love your Enemies’ to ‘Responsible Action’: The Suffering of Others as a (Humanist) Call to Action for Bonhoeffer.” Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Hamilton, Ian. “Bonhoeffer, Dietrich.” New Twentieth Century Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge. Edited by J. D. Douglas and Robert G. Clouse. Second edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1991.

Harvey, Barry. “On Becoming and Staying Human in a World Come of Age: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Contribution to an Ecclesial Modus Vivendi for a Postmodern World.” Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Hauerwas, Stanley. Performing the Faith. Bonhoeffer and the Practice of Nonviolence. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2004.

________. “Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” In The Blackwell Companion to Political Theology. Eds. Peter Scott and William T Cavanaugh. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2004.

________. “Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Political Theology.” In Dietrich Bonhoeffer Revisited. Taproot Series, no. 17. Columbia, SC.: Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 2004.

________. “Bonhoeffer on Truth and Politics.” In Dietrich Bonhoeffer Revisited. Taproot Series, no. 17. Columbia, SC.: Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 2004.

Haynes, Stephen R. The Bonhoeffer Phenomenon: Portraits of a Protestant Saint. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004.

________. “Christian Humanism vs. Christian Philo-Semitism: Bonhoeffer and the Phenomenon of Rescue.” Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Herman, Bruce. “Art—Elegy for Bonhoeffer.” Christian Century 121, no. 16 (2004): 42.

Hildebrandt, Franz. “Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” [Sermon at the Memorial Service in Holy Trinity Church, Kingsway, London, 27 July 1945.] Appendix 2 in Amos Cresswell and Maxwell Tow, Dr. Franz Hildebrandt. Mr. Valiant-For-Truth, 223-227. Macon, Georgia: Smyth & Helwys, 2000.

Holm, Jacob. “Theology and Religions from the Perspective of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his Liberal Heritage.” Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Holness, Lyn. “Hail, Mary! Full of Costly Grace.” Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Hübinger, Gangholf.  “Bürgertum und Bildungswissen im frühen 20. Jahrhundert.”  Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Jensen, David H. “Religionless Christianity and the Religious Other: Bonhoeffer’s Invitation to Interreligious Encounter.” Brethren Life and Thought 47, no. 3-4 (Summer-Fall 2002): 113-119.

Jones, L. Gregory. “The Cost of Forgiveness. Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Reclamation of a Christian Vision and Practice.” In his Embodying Forgiveness, 3-33. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.

________. “Welcome Interruption.” Christian Century 121, no. 11 (June 1, 2004): 31.

Koopman, Niko. “Bonhoeffer’s Anthropology and the African Anthropology of ubuntu.” Paper present at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Kroetke, Wolf. “Nur das ganze Wort ist mutig.”  Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Lawrence, Joel. “A Humiliated Humanism? The Compatibility of Bonhoeffer’s Notions of Sin, Humiliation, and Death with Christian Humanism.” Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Lindsay, Mark. “The Righteous of the Nations. Bonhoeffer and the Beatitudes: Beyond םשו די and the Church.” Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Lukens, Nancy. “Narratives of Creative Displacement: Bonhoeffer the Reader and the Construction of ‘Unconscious Christianity’ in Fiction from Tegel Prison.”  Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Miller, Ed. L and Stanley Grenz. “Religionless Christianity. Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” In their Fortress Introduction to Contemporary Theologies, 69-78. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998.

Moses, John. “Dietrich Bonhoeffer as Critic of his Class.”  Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Musteric, Matthew D. “Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Ecclesiology and the Lutheran Tradition.” In Dietrich Bonhoeffer Revisited. Taproot Series, no. 17. Columbia, SC.: Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 2004.

Nichol, Frank. “An Unmistakable Accent: Remembering Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” In Faith and Freedom: Christian Ethics in a Pluralist Culture. Eds. David Neville and Philip Matthews. Australian Theological Forum. Adelaide: ATF Press, 2003.

Nielsen, Kirsten Busch. “The Concept of Religion and Christian Doctrine.” Studia Theologica 57, no. 1 (2003): 4-19.

________. “The Banality of Evil—The Banality of Sin.” Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Niles, D. Preman. “Channels of God’s Peace: Remembering Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” Union Seminary Quarterly Review 56, no. 3-4 (2002): 1-10.

Nissen, Ulrik Becker. “Disbelief and Christonomy of the World.”  Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Pfeifer, Hans. “The Humanist Element in Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Early Development: A Biographical Essay.”  Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Plant, Stephen. Bonhoeffer. London: Continuum Books, 2004.

Plonz, Sabine. “‘The View from Below.’ Some Approaches from A German Perspective.” Bonhoeffer Lectures on Public Ethics, Wesley Seminary, Washington DC, October 11-13, 2003. Bonhoeffer Collection, Union Theological Seminary.

Ray, Stephen G. “Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Jewish Question.” In Do No Harm: Social Sin and Christian Responsibility. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003.

Reisz, Jr., H. Frederick. “Polarities and Paradox in Presence: Bonhoeffer’s Christology.” In Dietrich Bonhoeffer Revisited. Taproot Series, no. 17. Columbia, SC.: Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 2004.

Richards, Jeffrey J. Bonhoeffer: The Connection with Bultmann and Protest in Nazi Germany. Eugene, OR.: Wipf and Stock, 2003.

Rivera-Pagán, Luis N. “A View from Below. Female Lament and Defiance in Times of War. Bonhoeffer Lectures on Public Ethics, Wesley Seminary, Washington DC, October 11-13, 2003. Bonhoeffer Collection, Union Theological Seminary.

Robbins, Jeffrey W. “The Path of Theology: A Study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” In Jeffrey W. Robbins, Between Faith and Thought: An Essay on the Ontotheological Condition. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2003.

Schliesser, Christine. “Accepting Guilt for the Sake of Germany: An Analysis of Bonhoeffer’s Concept of Accepting Guilt and Its Implications for Bonhoeffer’s Political Resistance.” Paper presented to the “Bonhoeffer: Theology and Social Analysis Group” Group, The American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, 20-23 November 2004. 

Slane, Craig. Bonhoeffer as Martyr. Social Responsibility and Modern Christian Commitment. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2004.

Smith, Lacey Baldwin. “Dietrich Bonhoeffer and German Efforts to Assassinate Hitler.” In his  Fools, Martyrs, Traitors. The Story of Martyrdom in the Western World, 316-37. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977.

Smith, Robert O. “Reclaiming Bonhoeffer After Auschwitz.” Dialog: A Journal of Theology 43, no. 3 (2004): 205-220.

________. “Response to Dahill on Bonhoeffer.” Dialog: A Journal of Theology 43, no. 4 (2004): 355-356.

Sorum, Jonathan. “God’s Humanity in an Inhuman World: The Offer of a Truly Human Life in Bonhoeffer’s Discipleship.”  Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Steiner, Robert P. “From Phraeseology to Reality: A ‘Theological Geography.’ Bonhoeffer’s Early Travels and the Notion of the Boundary.” Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2004.

________. “Desire and Transgression: Bonhoeffer the Tourist in Occupied Tripoli.”  Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Stassen, Glen Harold. “The Value of Making an Apology.” Chicago Tribune (April 19, 2004): 2.9.

Torrance, Lain R. “Confidentiality and its Limits: Some Contributions from Christianity.” Journal of Medical Ethics 29, no. 1 (February 2003): 8-9.

Vosloo, Robert. “The Feeling of Time: Bonhoeffer on Temporality and Being.”  Paper presented at the Ninth International Bonhoeffer Congress, Rome, Italy, 6-11 June 2004. 

Weaver, Matthew Lon. “Theology of Resistance in Bonhoeffer and Tillich.” In Resistance and Theological Ethics. Ed. Ronald H. Stone. Lanham, MD.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.

Woodley, Grant. “Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Religionless Christianity, the Death of God or the Heart of the Gospel.” Undergraduate Research Paper, AAR-SBL Upper Midwest Regional Conference, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 5-6, 2002. 

Young, Josiah U. III. “An African-American Perspective on an Experience of Incomparable Value.” Bonhoeffer Lectures on Public Ethics, Wesley Seminary, Washington DC, October 11-13, 2003. Bonhoeffer Collection, Union Theological Seminary.

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