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Bonhoeffer : Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy



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From the New York Times bestselling author of Amazing Grace, a groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century, the man who stood up to Hitler. A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double-agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Fuhrer, and was hanged in Flossenberg concentration camp at age 39. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the 20th century. Bonhoeffer presents a profoundly orthodox Christian theologian whose faith led him to boldly confront the greatest evil of the 20th century, and uncovers never-before-revealed facts, including the story of his passionate romance.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xv
Prologuep. 1
Family and Childhoodp. 5
Tübingen, 1923p. 41
Roman Holiday, 1924p. 49
Student in Berlin, 1924-27p. 58
Barcelona, 1928p. 69
Berlin, 1929p. 88
Bonhoeffer in America, 1930-31p. 99
Berlin, 1931-32p. 119
The Führer Principle, 1933p. 138
The Church and the Jewish Questionp. 150
Nazi Theologyp. 165
The Church Struggle Beginsp. 176
The Bethel Confessionp. 183
Bonhoeffer in London, 1934-35p. 195
The Church Battle Heats Upp. 204
The Conference at Fanop. 234
The Road to Zingst and Finkenwaldep. 246
Zingst and Finkenwaldep. 261
Scylla and Charybdis, 1935-36p. 278
Mars Ascending, 1938p. 302
The Great Decision, 1939p. 321
The End of Germanyp. 347
From Confession to Conspiracyp. 358
Plotting Against Hitlerp. 380
Bonhoeffer Scores a Victoryp. 394
Bonhoeffer in Lovep. 405
Killing Adolf Hitlerp. 423
Cell 92 at Tegel Prisonp. 432
Valkyrie and the Stauffenberg Plotp. 475
Buchenwaldp. 504
On the Road to Freedomp. 517
Afterword: The One Thing I Regret About My Bookp. 543
Notesp. 545
Bibliographyp. 567
About the Authorp. 571
Epilogue and Erratap. 575
Indexp. 577
Reading Group Guidep. 593
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