Religion: Theologian of Life

Not many theologians have been hanged. One who was is attracting a growing following among ministers and seminarians in the U.S. What makes Dietrich Bonhoeffer notable in 1960 is not the manner of his death at the hands of the Nazis 15 years ago nor anything as concrete as a theological system; he is important because of his varied Christian insights, including above all the view that the Christian must not withdraw from the world, but must live in it fully, with his faith. In the words of a new book* about Bonhoeffer, he...

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