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Bonhoeffer, Dietrich

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Macmillan
Date Published: 1955
Edition: First Edition
Condition: New
Book Id: 120

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First Printing. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine, price clipped dustjacket. Other than a little offsetting to the endpages, this remains a sharp copy of a small, fragile volume. The jacket is lovely; the spine is very faintly tanned, and there ls a light trace of faint foxing to the verso of the jacket panels. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Christian pastor and theologian, was a member of the German resistance during World War 2, and was executed for contributing to a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler and resisting Germany's Nazi regime. By age 30 he had pastored German-speaking Protestant congregations in Spain and England, taught theology at Berlin University, and been silenced as a professor for teaching Christian non-cooperation with the totalitarian government. He later managed to hire on as a German intelligence agent but was arrested in 1943 for using the office to rescue Jews, recruit foreign support for the resistance and keep pastors of the anti-Nazi, underground Confessing Church out of the military. Among thousands implicated in Claus von Stauffeberg's failed 1944 attempt on Hitler's life (recently portrayed in the film Valkyrie), he was hanged in a concentration camp in Flossenbuerg three weeks before Hitler died. An important theological work by one of the great spiritual minds of the 20th century, one that is rarely found in jacket, if at all.


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