Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $13.99
  • Save: $4.34 (31%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 7 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Christ the Center (Harper... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Christ the Center (Harper's Ministers Paperback Library) Paperback – September 1, 2009

4.5 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$9.65
$5.50 $0.01
Mass Market Paperback
"Please retry"

Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
$9.65 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Christ the Center (Harper's Ministers Paperback Library)
  • +
  • The Cost of Discipleship
  • +
  • Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian in Community
Total price: $28.27
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

“It would be impossible to overrate Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s importance as a disciple, a great Christian and moral leader.” (JOHN MACQUARRIE, The New York Times Book ReviewJOHN MACQUARRIE, The New York Times Book ReviewJOHN MACQUARRIE, The New York Times Book ReviewJOHN MACQUARRIE, The New York Times Book ReviewJOHN MACQUARRIE, The New York Times Book ReviewJohn Macqu)

Language Notes

Text: English, German (translation)
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Series: Harper's Ministers Paperback Library
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: HarperOne; 1 edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060608110
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060608118
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,151 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
After seminary taught me how to dissect the Bible and faith, this pre-WWII work by the disciple of "costly grace" helped me put it back together. It is thoroughly academic, and it is unswerving in its insistence that questions of Biblical criticism cannot be placed before and above the question of our relationship to Christ. When Christ is the center, the world looks different than we arrogantly thought it would when looking from the outside in.
Comment 31 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I had never heard of this book of Bonhoeffer's but saw the title and immediately decided to pick it up. I had previously read Cost of Discipleship and Ethics, which I greatly appreciated. From all the Bonhoeffer writings I have read one thing is very clear: Christ is indeed the center of his thought. Thus, to understand Bonhoeffer, one needs to understand his view of Christ.
As a conservative Christian, there were certain things that I do disagree with in Bonhoeffer, such as his acceptance of some historical critical ideas. Nonetheless, the good far outways the bad. In the first section of the book, Bonhoeffer contends that we must not ask the question "how?" when talking of Christ, but of "Who?" The question of how is not to be understood by us, however the question of who is answered when we understand that God was incarnate as man for us. We can only understand Him in so far as he reveals Himself to us and for us. Bonhoeffer contends that Christ is present in the church today through the preaching of the word and the sacraments. Christ is to be the center of all theology, but also of historiography and all other disciplines.
The second part of this book contains a very detailed discussion of Christological heresy. Bonhoeffer defends Chalcedonian Christology, arguing against monophysitism, docetism, nestorianism, arianism and ebionism. There is also a detailed discussion of Lutheran Christology and the communicatio idiomatum. Bonhoeffer defends against liberalism that Christ is indeed a real historical figure, but not only a historical figure. He is the ever present Godman.
2 Comments 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This is an amazing book which will challenge the way you think about Christianity. Bonhoeffer brings up issues of grace, faith, and obiedence which will compel anyone to reflect on their faith in Jesus Christ. It is a wonderful and intellectual book for anyone who wants to know what REAL Christianity is.
Comment 23 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
The book is very philosophical and filled with the language of theology. It pushes toward the question of all Christian theology: where is the place of Jesus of Nazareth in our faith? I think that Bonhoeffer's deductions are right on.
Comment 18 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A great addition to any student of Brother Bonhoeffer. A very serious and concise look at Christology, it is an incomplete work do to his arrest and murder by the The Gestapo abbreviation of Geheime Staatspolizei, "Secret State Police") was the official secret police of Nazi Germany and German-occupied Europe. Hermann Göring formed the unit in 1933. Brother Bonhoeffer stood against the madness that had infected Germany this book contains the reconstructed lectures he was giving at the University of Berlin in the late 1930's. A great companion to another work titled "Letters and Papers From Prison"
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Bonhoeffer's writing is so deep yet understandable in ways that any believer who is trying to grow in their belief process will appreicate. The obvious effort this man put into first understanding and finally putting into words that make so much sense/truth out of the Christian experience his writings should be used for teaching in any Christian class.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Bonhoeffer's Christology is insightful, inspiring, and potent. This unfinished work unveils Dietrich's theological center: Christ and Him crucified. Great book from a great theologian. Short, difficult at times, but worth the effort.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The title says it all. For Bonhoeffer, all teaching about Christ begins in silence. This is a silence of a world come of age that doesn't need religion. This is the best book about Bonhoeffer's words about the Word of God--our brother, our sister.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Christ the Center (Harper's Ministers Paperback Library)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Christ the Center (Harper's Ministers Paperback Library)

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: church history, christology, christianity