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The Reluctant Revolutionary: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Collision with Prusso-German History

The Reluctant Revolutionary: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Collision with Prusso-German History

by John A. Moses

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Overview

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a uniquely reluctant and distinctly German Lutheran revolutionary. In this volume, the author, an Anglican priest and historian, argues that Bonhoeffer's powerful critique of Germany's moral derailment needs to be understood as the expression of a devout Lutheran Protestant. Bonhoeffer gradually recognized the ways in which the intellectual and religious traditions of his own class - the Bildungsbürgertum - were enabling Nazi evil. In response, he offered a religiously inspired call to political opposition and Christian witness-which cost him his life. The author investigates Bonhoeffer's stance in terms of his confrontation with the legacy of Hegelianism and Neo-Rankeanism, and by highlighting Bonhoeffer's intellectual and spiritual journey, shows how his endeavor to politicially reeducate the German people must be examined in theological terms.

John A. Moses taught at the University of Queensland from 1965 to 1994. Since 2007 he has been professorial associate of St. Mark's National Theological Institute in Canberra. His publications include The Politics of Illusion: The Fischer Controversy in German Historiography (1975), German Trade Unions From Bismarck to Hitler (1982), Trade Union Theory from Marx to Walesa (1990), and edited with Christopher Puglsey, The German Empire and Britain's Pacific Dominions 1871-1919 (2000).



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ISBN-13: 9781782383406
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

John A. Moses taught at the University of Queensland from 1965 to 1994. Since 2007 he has been professorial associate of St. Mark’s National Theological Institute in Canberra. His publications include The Politics of Illusion: The Fischer Controversy in German Historiography (1975), German Trade Unions From Bismarck to Hitler (1982), Trade Union Theory from Marx to Walesa (1990), and edited with Christopher Puglsey, The German Empire and Britain’s Pacific Dominions 1871–1919 (2000).

Table of Contents

Foreword

Michael Lattke

Abbreviations

Preface and Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1. The “Peculiarity” of German Political Culture

Chapter 2. Bonhoeffer’s Formation

Chapter 3. The Problem of Anti-Semitism in Germany from Luther to Hitler

Chapter 4. Bonhoeffer’s Opening to the West and the Involvement in Ecumenism

Chapter 5. The Church Struggle to 1937

Chapter 6. The Ethics of Conspiracy

Chapter 7. Bonhoeffer and the Jewish Question

Chapter 8. Dietrich Bonhoeffer as Critic of His Class in Retrospect

Chapter 9. The Post-War Confrontation with the Nazi Past

Epilogue: Bonhoeffer-Reception in post War Germany

Appendices

Appendix I: The Barmen Declaration of Faith

Appendix II: The Stuttgart Declaration of Guilt

Appendix III: Darmstadt Statement

Appendix IV: More Justice in the GDR

Bibliography

Index

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