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Ethics (Dietrich Bonhoeffer-Reader's Edition) Paperback – November 1, 2015
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer (19061945), a German theologian, pastor, and ecumenist, studied in Berlin and at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He played a central role in the Confessing Church during the Nazi period and became one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century.
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Very thoughtful and original thinking about the realities of the Christian faith and the world that we live in. I am only a third of the way into the book and I have found my understanding of Christ, the history of the West, the French Revolution and the rise of secular humanism to be enriched.
This book destroys all presumptuous and evil assumptions of ethics and points us back to our origins before the fall of man when everything was in unity in God(Christ) and Christ is the center of our lives and we are in Christ and He in us.
I can attest without any qualification that this book is one of the very best for the serious Christian who desires a closer and more fruitful fellowship with the Savior(The Bible being the one indispensable book above all others). If ever a book was needed for the 21 Century, this is the one. If Dr. Bonhoeffer can walk-the-walk in totalitarian evil Nazi Germany(and he did to the end) this book, with the Bible of course, arm the Christian for what lies just ahead, including persecution and possible martyrdom for Christ.
This is vintage Bonhoeffer: insightful, challenging, thought provoking. Highly recommend this. The Fortress Works of Bonhoeffer far and away the best editions. There is lot of material here about the background and ordering (as it was unfinished at Bonhoeffer's death). A gold mine. Nearly 600 pages, so not a small book.
Took away one star for the poor quality binding and paper (expect more from Fortress - their NT Wright volumes are bound to last 100 years). For a paperback that is this expensive, you expect better quality paper, at least you expect WHITE paper! The paper is coarse, yellow and not inviting at all. The kindle edition are also hampered by poor formatting. This is sad as excellent electronic versions are available from a major Bible study company (think word...).
- Content is EXCELLENT
- Binding is not likely to last prolonged use (bound like a pulp fiction not an enduring classic it is)
- kindle edition is annoying - use a better electronic edition.