Bonhoeffer, Christ and Culture by Keith L. Johnson

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was one of the most compelling theologians of the twentieth century. A complex mix of scholarship and passion, his life and writings continue to fascinate and challenge Christians worldwide.

He was a pastor and profound teacher and writer on Christian theology and ethics, yet was also involved in the resistance against Hitler which plotted his assassination. Bonhoeffer graduated from the University of Berlin and earned his doctorate in theology at the age of twenty-one. While pursuing postgraduate work at New York's Union Theological Seminary his life and ministry was profoundly influenced by his unanticipated involvement with the African American Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem during that time.

Protesting the unconstitutional interference by Hitler of the established national Protestant church and the persecution of the Jews, and rejecting the alignment of the German Christian movement with the Nazi regime, Bonhoeffer became head of an underground seminary for the resisting Confessing Church in Germany.

At the 2012 Wheaton Theology Conference, Bonhoeffer's thought and ministry were explored in stimulating presentations. Bonhoeffer's views of Jesus Christ, the Christian community, and the church's engagement with culture enjoyed special focus. Throughout it is clear that in the twenty-first century, Bonhoeffer's legacy is as provocative and powerful as ever.

About Keith L. Johnson

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Keith L. Johnson is assistant professor of theology at Wheaton College. His research focuses on the theology of the Reformers, especially Calvin; the doctrines of the Trinity and Christology; modern theology, particularly in the Reformed tradition; and the relationship between Protestant and Roman Catholic theology. He is the author of Karl Barth and the Analogia Entis and "The Being and Act of the Church: Karl Barth and the Future of Evangelical Ecclesiology", in Karl Barth and American Evangelicalism. Timothy Larsen is McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College. He has been a visiting fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge University, and All Souls College, Oxford University. His monographs include Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England and, most recently, A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians (Oxford University Press).
Published March 8, 2013 by IVP Academic. 216 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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The Gospel Coalition

For both Larsen and Treier, the question is not about what Bonhoeffer can offer to evangelical theology, but what evangelical theology finds agreeable in Bonhoeffer.

Feb 22 2014 | Read Full Review of Bonhoeffer, Christ and Culture

Is it surprising that Dietrich Bonhoeffer, nearly 70 years after his death, should remain a subject of popular and scholarly interest? This book, which originated from 2012's Wheaton Theology Conference, exemplifies that interest. Contributors to the conference and this book, edited by Johnson an...

May 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Bonhoeffer, Christ and Culture

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