Texts and Resources for Introducing Dietrich Bonhoeffer to Students and Others


Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. The Bonhoeffer Reader. Clifford J. Green and Michael DeJonge, eds. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013.

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. A Testament to Freedom: The Essential Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Geffrey B. Kelly and E. Burton Nelson, eds. New York, NY: Harper Collins, 1990.

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Isabel Best, ed. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012.

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Volume 2. Victoria Barnett, ed. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2017.


Mawson, Michael and Philip Ziegler, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.

Mawson, Michael and Philip Ziegler, eds. Christ, Church and World: New Studies in Bonhoeffer’s Theology and Ethics. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.

McBride, Jennifer M. and Willis Jenkins, eds. Bonhoeffer and King: Their Legacies and Import for Christian Social Thought. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2010.

DeGruchy, John, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.


Barnett, Victoria. “After Ten Years”: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Our Times. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2017.

(Web Resource) Barnett, Victoria. Online Exhibition: “Bonhoeffer.” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Haynes, Stephen and Lori Brandt Hale. Bonhoeffer for Armchair Theologians. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.

(Graphic Novel) Hendrix, John. The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler. New York, NY: Amulet Books, 2018.

Lawrence, Joel. Bonhoeffer: A Guide for the Perplexed. New York, NY: T&T Clark, 2010.

Tietz, Christiane. Theologian of Resistance: The Life and Thoughts of Dietrich Bonhoeffer; translated by Victoria J. Barnett. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2016.


DeJonge, Michael. Bonhoeffer on Resistance: The Word Against the Wheel. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Hale, Lori Brandt and W. David Hall, eds. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Theology, and Political Resistance. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2020.

Haynes, Stephen R. The Battle for Bonhoeffer: Debating Discipleship in the Age of Trump. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2018.

Matthews, John W. Anxious Souls Will Ask: Prison Reflections of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2005.

Rayson, Dianne. Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Climate Change: Theology and Ethics for the Anthropocene. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Academic, 2021.

Williams, Reggie L. Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2014.




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