Teaching Bonhoeffer

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,” [...]

Texts to Introduce Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Texts and Resources for Introducing Dietrich Bonhoeffer to Students and Others ANTHOLOGIES 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. [...]

Recommended Bonhoeffer Biographies

Introducing Bonhoeffer through Biography Select Biographies Bethge, Eberhard. Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Biography, translated by Victoria J. Barnett. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2000. (1068 pages) Bethge, Renate. Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Brief Life, translated by K.C. Hanson. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2004. (108 pages) Marsh, Charles. Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. [...]

Forthcoming Curriculum: Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in PA and IBS-ELS will offer “Lessons from Bonhoeffer” for Congregations and Communities

Curriculum Development Partnership Announced Press release from LAMPa, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania, April 9th, 2024: April 9th is the day the ELCA commemorates the life and death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran pastor-theologian who resisted the Nazi regime in Germany before and during WWII. For many, Bonhoeffer is an inspiration of faithful witness in [...]

SCM Podcast – Season 2: Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Student Christian Movement, UK) New Episodes Available

The second season of SCM’s Podcast (beginning November 2023) is hosted by William Gibson and is devoted to the life, theology, and legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. From William’s blog: “This podcast season will have 3 different types of episodes. First, theological, where William will interview theologians and scholars to discuss Bonhoeffer and how he relates [...]

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