The Doubled Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Diane Reynolds
Women, Sexuality, and Nazi Germany

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...a list of figures in his life would have been helpful, as would photographs she refers to that are not included. The field of Bonhoeffer studies will benefit from this balanced correction to popular hagiography.
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Few twentieth-century theologians have had a bigger impact on theology than Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a manwho lived his faith and died at the hands of the Nazis. For Bonhoeffer, the theological was the personal, life and faith deeply intertwined-and to this day the world is inspired by that witness. Yet the true story of the women in this remarkable man's life has until now been obscured by a conventional narrative that has distorted their role. Using primary source material by the women, and even including the first ever photo of alleged "first fiancee" Elisabeth Zinn, this book "sees" these women fully for the first time. A highly readable but scholarly work of narrative non-fiction, The Doubled Life places Bonhoeffer's theology of love and sexuality within the context of his struggles with women, friendship, and the evils of Nazi Germany.
 

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Published March 23, 2016 by Cascade Books, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers. 468 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Biographies & Memoirs, History.
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on Nov 19 2016

...a list of figures in his life would have been helpful, as would photographs she refers to that are not included. The field of Bonhoeffer studies will benefit from this balanced correction to popular hagiography.

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