In exploring the spiritual dimensions of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's life and writings, this book not only fills a crucial gap in Bonhoeffer studies but it also brings to the fore those aspects of his thought that can inform and inspire moral leadership today.
The Cost of Moral Leadership probes the spirituality of this modern Christian martyr and shows how his spiritual life formed him into an exceptional moral leader in a period known for grievous immorality. Geffrey Kelly and F. Burton Nelson explore Bonhoeffer's spirituality in the context of his life story, his work for social justice, his Christocentric theology, his emphasis on discipleship, his preaching, and his prolific writing.
Table of Contents
Foreword, by Renate Bethge
1. The Life and Martyrdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Chapter from the Modern Acts of the Apostles
2. Compassion and Action for Justice: Bonhoeffer's Christocentric Spirituality
3. The Holy Spirit and Christian Discipleship: The Prophetic Dimension of Moral Leadership
4. Bonhoeffer's Spirituality of Liberation: Solidarity with the Oppressed
5. The Spirituality That Dares Peace: The Great Venture in Moral Leadership
6. Discipleship and the Cross: Following Christ in Bonhoeffer's Spirituality
7. Christian Community: Strength for Moral Leadership
8. Bonhoeffer's Spirituality and God's Vulnerability: Compassion for Those in Suffering and Sorrow
9. Preaching the Spiritual Life: Bonhoeffer's Sermons and Insights on Moral Leadership
10. Glimpses into the Soul of a Moral Leader: Bonhoeffer's Prayers and Poems