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As Bonhoeffer Did

April 24, 2015 — Leave a comment

New books added to my reading listI have to say that I’m pretty excited about some new additions to my reading list this year.

Having read Eric Metaxas’ work on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, I’ve been hanging out, for some time now, to read Ebherhard Bethge’s, “authorised,” biography {Bethge was Bonhoeffer’s good friend, student and nephew-in-law}.Unlike a lot of my theological colleagues/peers, I liked Metaxas’ effort. Still, it’ll be interesting to compare the two.

From what I’ve encountered so far in the Bethge text, I’m a fan.

I’ll save the details for a later post. The first highlight, however, is the bibliographic list which is included near the index. It is a list of books Bonhoeffer read whilst being held in prison by the Nazis. One such book is Karl Barth’s CD. II/II among a host of other material.

If you’re unclear on who Bonhoeffer was or what happened to him, Jim Belcher and InterVarsity Press, present a good, brief, outline about what happened to him. Of special interest are the points raised near the end.