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Bonhoeffer

 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was one of the most significant Protestant theologians of the twentieth century, a legacy sealed by his imprisonment in a German concentration camp and eventual execution. His resistance against Nazism and pivotal role in the Confessing Church movement have been key points of illumination for many on the nature of Christian political witness and action. Millions have been inspired by his rich reflections on the Christian life, especially his beloved works on discipleship and ethics. As a professor, seminary leader, and ecumenical theologian, Bonhoeffer’s work also profoundly shaped academic theology, especially systematic theology, and the life of the church. At every level, Bonhoeffer’s legacy and contribution focused on the question of who Jesus Christ is and the demand that is placed on us today to witness to Christ in the modern world. As one of the foremost Lutheran theologians of the past century, Fortress Press is proud to be the main provider of Bonhoeffer’s thought in English. The cornerstone in Fortress’ program around Bonhoeffer’s work is the 17-volume set of the complete works of Bonhoeffer translated in English in critical annotated editions.

Anchored by this set, Fortress offers a wide selection of primary and secondary source titles to assist in understanding, interpreting, and receiving Bonhoeffer’s lasting contribution to Christian thought and action: these sources include new collections of sermons (The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer), a one-volume collection from the DBWE (The Bonhoeffer Reader), and premium monograph studies (Theology of Dietrich BonhoefferInterpreting Bonhoeffer; A Church Undone) and comparative works of history and interpretation (Bonhoeffer and KingShepherds of the Empire). In this, Fortress Press is committed to vanguard curatorship of reading and interpreting the legacy of Bonhoeffer for today’s students and scholars.

 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works series

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works series is the definitive English translation of the German editions of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Werke—a comprehensive and thoroughly annotated sixteen-volume resource for the study of Bonhoeffer in the wider frame of twentieth-century thought and history.

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Section 1

This series is a translation from the German editions of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Werke. All of the volumes are now available in English.

Volume 1 Sanctorum Communio: A Theological Study of the Sociology of the Church, translation of Sanctorum Communio: Eine dogmatische Untersuchung zur Soziologie der Kirche

Volume 2 Act and Being: Transcendental Philosophy and Ontology in Systematic Theology, translation of Akt und Sein: Transzendentalphilosophie und Ontologie in der systematischen Theologie

Volume 3 Creation and Fall, translation of Schöpfung und Fall

Volume 4 Discipleship, translation of Nachfolge

Volume 5 Life Together, translation of Gemeinsames Leben
and The Prayerbook of the Bible: An Introduction to the Psalms, translation of Das Gebetbuch der Bibel

Volume 6 Ethics, translation of Ethik

Volume 7 Fiction from Tegel Prison, translation of Fragmente aus Tegel

Volume 8 Letters and Papers from Prison, translation of Widerstand und Ergebung

Volume 9 The Young Bonhoeffer: 1918-1927, translation of Jugend und Studium: 1918-1927

Volume 10 Barcelona, Berlin, New York: 1928-1931, translation of Barcelona, Berlin, Amerika: 1928-1931

Volume 11 Ecumenical, Academic, and Pastoral Work: 1931-1932, translation of Ökumene, Universität, Pfarramt: 1931-1932

Volume 12 Berlin: 1932-1933, translation of Berlin: 1932-1933

Volume 13 London: 1933-1935, translation of London: 1933-1935

Volume 14 Theological Education at Finkenwalde: 1935-1937, translation of Illegale Theologenausbildung: 1935-1937

Volume 15 Theological Education Underground: 1937-1940, translation of Illegale Theologenausbildung: 1937-1940

Volume 16 Conspiracy and Imprisonment: 1940-1945, translation of Konspiration und Haft: 1940-1945

Volume 17 Indexes and Supplementary Materials, essential companion volume

Endorsements

The definitive point of reference from here forward . . .

"Without doubt, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works will be the definitive point of reference from here forward. It supersedes all previously published Bonhoeffer documents and adds new ones as well."

Larry | Rasmussen
Martin Marty | University of Chicago

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Release date: July 1, 2009
Now in an affordable paper edition, Sanctorum Communio is more readily usable for teaching and scholarship. The work, available in this series for the first...
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Release date: May 5, 2009
The fresh, critical translation of the volume is now available in paper. Act and Being, written in 1929-1930 as Bonhoeffer's second dissertation, deals with...
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Author), Reinhard Krauss (Translator), Clifford J. Green (Editor), Charles C. West (Translator), Douglas W. Stott (Translator)
Release date: October 23, 2008

The crown jewel of Bonhoeffer's body of work, Ethics is the culmination of his theological and personal odyssey. Based on careful reconstruction of the...

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Author), Clifford J. Green (Editor), Douglas W. Stott (Translator)
Release date: June 5, 2008
The period 1928 to 1931, which followed completion of his dissertation, was formative for Bonhoeffer's personal and pastoral and theological direction. Almost...
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Keith W. Clements (Editor), Isabel Best (Translator)
Release date: July 13, 2007
Dietrich Bonhoeffer's pastoral sojourn in England from October 1933 to April of 1935, which he initially viewed as a withdrawal from the church clashes in...

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