John W. Matthews

The Battle for Bonhoeffer

The Battle for Bonhoeffer – Debating Discipleship in the Age of Trump A review by John W. Matthews Indeed, The Battle for Bonhoeffer is a book that combines important historical material with current events and issues. Stephen Haynes, professor of religious studies at Rhodes College and a well-respected scholar of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life and legacy, [...]

Keine Gewalt! No Violence!: How the Church Gave Birth to Germany’s Only Peaceful Revolution

Roger Newell, Keine Gewalt! No Violence!  Wipf & Stock, 2017 I really believe, and have often shared with others, that a book is worth its price if a person can take away one significant idea, one inspirational thought. In Keine Gewalt! No Violence! that one significant idea for me is this: “Whenever the church risks enacting [...]

Universal Health Care as a Human Right

Universal Health Care as a Human Right: The Argument of Dietrich Bonhoeffer G. Clarke Chapman, The Edward Mellen Press, 2014 Reviewed by John W. Matthews, Apple Valley, Minnesota What an interesting – and ironic – time to review a book on universal health care in the United States. In January 2017, a President was inaugurated [...]




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