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Bonhoeffer on Resistance: The Word Against the Wheel

Michael P. DeJonge


A recent flurry of references to Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the context of political resistance shows that the story of his struggle against the Third Reich continues to animate imaginations across a broad political spectrum. Curious readers have long had access to a variety of Bonhoeffer biographies, all of which devote space to his resistance. And there are more specialized historical treatments that place his story in the context of the broader resistance to the Nazis. Beyond these biographical and historical accounts, however, there has been no comprehensive and accessible account of Bonhoeffe ... More

Keywords: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, resistance, church and state relations, theology, politics, church, persecution of Jews, Lutheranism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198824176
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198824176.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael P. DeJonge, author
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of South Florida