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Bonhoeffer the Assassin?: Challenging the Myth, Recovering His Call to Peacemaking

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Bonhoeffer the Assassin?

Challenging the Myth, Recovering His Call to Peacemaking

By Mark Thiessen Nation, Anthony G. Siegrist, Daniel P. Umbel

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Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Published In: United States, 01 October 2013
Most of us think we know the moving story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's life--a pacifist pastor turns anti-Hitler conspirator due to horrors encountered during World War II--but does the evidence really support this prevailing view? This pioneering work carefully examines the biographical and textual evidence and finds no support for the theory that Bonhoeffer abandoned his ethic of discipleship and was involved in plots to assassinate Hitler. In fact, Bonhoeffer consistently affirmed a strong stance of peacemaking from 1932 to the end of his life, and his commitment to peace was integrated with his theology as a whole. The book includes a foreword by Stanley Hauerwas.

About the Author

Mark Thiessen Nation (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of theology at Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and has authored several books, including John Howard Yoder: Mennonite Patience, Evangelical Witness, Catholic Convictions. Anthony G. Siegrist (ThD, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto) is associate professor of theology at Prairie Bible College in Three Hills, Alberta. Daniel P. Umbel (MDiv, Eastern Mennonite Seminary) is a pastor, formerly of Mt. Olivet Church in Dyke, Virginia, and lives in Grafton, West Virginia.

EAN: 9780801039614
ISBN: 0801039614
Publisher: Baker Academic
Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 22.9 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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