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Ethics by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Book DescriptionThe Christian does not live in a vacuum, says the author, but in a world of government, politics, labor, and marriage. Hence, Christian ethics cannot exist in a vacuum; what the Christian needs, claims Dietrich Bonhoeffer, is concrete instruction in a concrete situation. Although the author died before completing his work, this book is recognized as a major contribution to Christian ethics. The root and ground of Christian ethics, the author says, is the reality of God as revealed in Jesus Christ. This reality is not manifest in the Church as distinct from the secular world; such a juxtaposition of two separate spheres, Bonhoeffer insists, is a denial of God's having reconciled the whole world to himself in Christ. On the contrary, God's commandment is to be found and known in the Church, the family, labor, and government. His commandment permits man to live as man before God, in a world God made, with responsibility for the institutions of that world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684815015
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 25-Sep-1995
Country of Publication: United States
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Discipleship, Paperback (November 2015)» View all books by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Discipleship is a classic exposition of what it means to follow Christ in a modern world beset by a dangerous and criminal government. Dietrich Bonhoeffer's life ended in martyrdom on April 9, 1945. This edition features material and an introduction to clarify the theological meaning and social context of this attempt to resist the Nazi ideology.
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Author Biography - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born in Breslau in 1906. The son of a famous German psychiatrist, he studied in Berlin and New York City. He left the safety of America to return to Germany and continue his public repudiation of the Nazis, which led to his arrest in 1943. Linked to the group of conspirators whose attempted assassination of Hitler failed, he was hanged in April 1945.
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