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The Resource Bonhoeffer the assassin? : challenging the myth, recovering his call to peacemaking, Mark Thiessen Nation, Anthony G. Siegrist, and Daniel P. Umbel

Bonhoeffer the assassin? : challenging the myth, recovering his call to peacemaking, Mark Thiessen Nation, Anthony G. Siegrist, and Daniel P. Umbel

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Bonhoeffer the assassin? : challenging the myth, recovering his call to peacemaking
Title
Bonhoeffer the assassin?
Title remainder
challenging the myth, recovering his call to peacemaking
Statement of responsibility
Mark Thiessen Nation, Anthony G. Siegrist, and Daniel P. Umbel
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Language
eng
Summary
The traditional understanding of the German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-45), based chiefly on the firsthand knowledge of Bonhoeffer's close friend, main prison correspondent, and biographer, Eberhard Bethge, is that he was not only involved in the resistance against Nazi Germany but participated in efforts to assassinate Hitler. Nation, Anthony G. Siegrist, and Daniel P. Umbel challenge this idea, arguing that there is no documentary evidence that Bonhoeffer was involved in plots on Hitler's life and asserting that he remained a pacifist throughout the war years. Indeed, he was in prison in 1944 when the most notable attempt on Hitler's life took place. By arguing as they do, the authors upend commonly held assumptions about the theologian's activities and underlying credo during World War II. It traditionally has been understood that Bonhoeffer shifted away from his pacifist stance as he confronted the evil of Hitler and the Nazis during his period working for the Abwehr, or German military intelligence
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nation, Mark
Dewey number
230/.044092
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4827.B57
LC item number
N38 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1979-
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  • Siegrist, Anthony G.
  • Umbel, Daniel P
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  • Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Nonviolence
  • Pacifism
  • Anti-Nazi movement
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Bonhoeffer the assassin? : challenging the myth, recovering his call to peacemaking, Mark Thiessen Nation, Anthony G. Siegrist, and Daniel P. Umbel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-243) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Stanley Hauerwas -- Introduction -- Part 1: Bonhoeffer's Biography Reconsidered -- 1. "Pacifist and Enemy of the State" -- 2. Seeking a "Legitimate Christian Means" of Fighting Hitler -- 3. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Assassin? -- Part 2: The Development of Bonhoeffer's Theological Ethics -- 4. Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Amoral Ethics: "An Extremely Awkward Undertaking" Never Again Attempted -- 5. Obedience to Jesus Christ: Narrating God's Command in Bonhoeffer's Discipleship -- 6. The Penultimate and the Ultimate: Negotiating the Discipleship Tradition in Ethics -- 7. "Everyone Who Acts Responsibly Becomes Guilty": Contested Themes in Ethics
Control code
17781016
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 250 pages
Isbn
9780801039614
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013015964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Bonhoeffer the assassin? : challenging the myth, recovering his call to peacemaking, Mark Thiessen Nation, Anthony G. Siegrist, and Daniel P. Umbel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Stanley Hauerwas -- Introduction -- Part 1: Bonhoeffer's Biography Reconsidered -- 1. "Pacifist and Enemy of the State" -- 2. Seeking a "Legitimate Christian Means" of Fighting Hitler -- 3. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Assassin? -- Part 2: The Development of Bonhoeffer's Theological Ethics -- 4. Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Amoral Ethics: "An Extremely Awkward Undertaking" Never Again Attempted -- 5. Obedience to Jesus Christ: Narrating God's Command in Bonhoeffer's Discipleship -- 6. The Penultimate and the Ultimate: Negotiating the Discipleship Tradition in Ethics -- 7. "Everyone Who Acts Responsibly Becomes Guilty": Contested Themes in Ethics
Control code
17781016
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 250 pages
Isbn
9780801039614
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013015964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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