In this book on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, author Sabine Dramm
examines the twentieth century s best-known German pastor
and theologian. This is a book about Bonhoeffer s vibrant
Christian faith and his profound yet very practical theological
Although Dietrich Bonhoeffer s passionate life and dramatic death
are familiar territory, this book examines his life and the death
he accepted in resistance to Hitler in the context of his faith and
thought, as found in his own writings.
Dramm explores Bonhoeffer s sermons, letters, articles, and books.
She offers her readers an outstanding introduction to the breadth
of his writing and the depth of his theological thinking. Dramm
also traces how Bonhoeffer s beliefs and understandings led
him to active resistance to the Nazi regime: to the establishment
of alternative church groups, to espionage, and ultimately to
conspiracy to overthrow the government by assassinating Hitler.