International Bonhoeffer Society

Event Announcement: Democracy and Discipleship – Lessons from Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Polarized Times (July 11th and 12th in Minneapolis, MN) Free Registration is Open

Thursday: Keynote Panel + Q&A Friday: Teaching Workshop and Roundtable Discussion All are welcome! In our fraught times, 20th century pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer offers moral guidance and courage. He challenges us to consider the impact of our actions for the future. In his famous essay, “Account at the Turn of the Year 1942-1943,” [...]

Chapter Announcement: IBS-ELS Board Member has chapter in a new book on Karl Barth and Pentecostal Theology

Karl Barth and Pentecostal Theology: A Convergence of Word and Spirit (T&T Clark, 2024) T&T Clark, 2024 IBS-ELS Board of Directors’ Member, Christian Collins Winn, contributed the chapter, “Barth, Pentecostalism, and the Eschatological Cry for the Kingdom,” in the T&T Clark volume on Barth, edited by Frank D. Macchia, Terry L. Cross, and Andrew K. [...]

REFLECTIONS on the XIV International Bonhoeffer Congress in Sydney, Australia, January 2024 – Updated

Crisis and Hope: Reading Bonhoeffer for Today In January of 2024, nearly 150 participants from around the world gathered in Sydney, Australia to engage the life and work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The sessions were focused, in one way or another, on how Bonhoeffer can help us understand and negotiate the many challenges we are facing [...]

Book Anniversary: 40th Anniversary of “A Patriotism for Today: Love of country in dialogue with the witness of Dietrich Bonhoeffer” by Keith Clements

Orig. published 1984 Rev. Dr. Keith Clements, who served as the General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches (1997-2005), reflects on the 40th anniversary of the publication of his book A Patriotism for Today: Love of country in dialogue with the witness of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in light of current political and religious realities, including [...]

12th Annual Bonhoeffer Festival in Claremont, CA (Keynote: Dr. Stephen R. Haynes, Thursday, April 18th, 2024) – VIDEO RECORDING AVAILABLE

Keynote Presentation: The Battle over Bonhoeffer: Debating Discipleship in the Age of Trump Dr. Stephen R. Haynes VIDEO RECORDING HERE – SEE PASSCODE BELOW Passcode: 3VH!BM.u Festival Schedule: 12:30: Commemorative Luncheon 1:30: Keynote Presentation – Dr. Stephen R. Haynes, Professor of Religion at Rhodes College 2:45: Panel Discussion and Q & A – led by [...]

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