Dietrich Bonhoeffer—Pastor and Theologian of Word and World

John W. Matthews

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2006

Issue: Mission in the Congregation (Vol. 26, No 3, Summer, 2006)

“Christian martyr” and “Righteous Gentile” have both been disputed as appropriate titles for Dietrich Bonhoeffer, born one hundred years ago this year. Undisputed is his incarnational theology, always tying together word and world—a legacy brought to this journal by its first editor, James Burtness (1928–2006), a Bonhoeffer scholar whose recent death we mourn and whose work we continue to treasure.

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