"Teachers, students, and careful readers have waited years for such a Bonhoeffer biography – it is accurate, readable, and compact. The Bonhoeffer portrayed by Christiane Tietz is a Christian theologian—not a hero or a saint—a creative thinker, a courageous and critical lover of his church, and a politically responsible citizen in a perilous time."
Theologian of Resistance
The Life and Thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Since Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s death in 1945, he has continued to fascinate and compel readers as a theologian, witness, and martyr. In this new biography, Christiane Tietz masterfully portrays the interconnectedness of Bonhoeffer’s life and thought, theology and politics, discipleship, witness, and resistance, tracing the path from his childhood to his imprisonment and execution.
Brief, lucid, and accessible, Tietz’s new account brings Bonhoeffer’s story and work to life in a vivid retelling, unfolding his important and widely read texts in the process. The volume also includes previously unseen pictures.