Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the most influential Christian martyrs in history, bequeathed to humanity a legacy of theological creativity and spirituality that continues to intrigue people from a variety of backgrounds. Life Together gathers Bonhoeffer’s 1938 reflections on the character of Christian community, based on the common life that he and his seminarians experienced at the Finkenwalde Seminary and in the “Brother’s House” there. The stimulus for the writing of Life Together was the closing of the preacher's seminary at Finkenwalde by the Nazis.<P>While Bonhoeffer wrote with his own seminary community in mind, he intended Life Together to have a more universal impact, and spoke of a mission and responsibility of the church as a whole.<P>Using the acclaimed DBWE translation, adapted to a more accessible format, this new edition features supplemental material from Victoria J. Barnett and an insightful introduction by Geffrey B. Kelly to clarify the theological meaning and social importance of Bonhoeffer’s work.
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Another Great Book From Bonhoeffer
I read Life Together several years ago, and it was the first Bonhoeffer book I read. A few months ago I completed Bonhoeffer's classic, The Cost of Discipleship. In Life Together we have Bonhoeffer's experience of Christian community. Bonhoeffer gives practical advice on how life together in the King of Kings can be sustained in families and groups. This book helped me reevaluate my spiritual practices and was a refresher that I needed.