Theologian of Resistance

The Life and Thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Christiane Tietz
Victoria J. Barnett
  • Minneapolis, MN : 
    Fortress Press
    , September
     150 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Raimundo Barreto forthcoming.


Since Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s death in 1945, he has continued to fascinate and compel readers as a theologian, witness, and martyr. In this new biography, Christiane Tietz masterfully portrays the interconnectedness of Bonhoeffer’s life and thought, theology and politics, discipleship, witness, and resistance, tracing the path from his childhood to his imprisonment and execution.

Brief, lucid, and accessible, Tietz’s new account brings Bonhoeffer’s story and work to life in a vivid retelling, unfolding his important and widely read texts in the process. The volume also includes previously unseen pictures.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Christiane Tietz is Professor of systematic theology at the University of Zurich and Chairperson of the German language section of the International Bonhoeffer Society. She has published widely on Bonhoeffer.

Victoria J. Barnett is Director of the Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She is a general editor of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, the English translation series of Bonhoeffer’s complete works published by Fortress Press.

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