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Dietrich Bonhoeffer was one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century. His imprisonment in a German concentration camp and eventual execution only served to solidify his legacy. Bonhoeffer's resistance to Nazism and his pivotal role in the Confessing Church movement have illuminated the nature of Christian political witness and action for many.

In our own time, as we face increasing political unrest, injustice, and cultural divides, Bonhoeffer's insights into the Christian life, discipleship, and ethics are more essential than ever. He focused on the question of who Jesus Christ is and the call to live like Christ in the modern world.

Fortress Press is proud to be the leading publisher of Bonhoeffer's works in English. We believe that his writings can help us to understand the challenges of our own time and to live faithfully as Christians in the world.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works series

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works series is the definitive English translation of the German editions of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Werke—a comprehensive and thoroughly annotated sixteen-volume resource for the study of Bonhoeffer in the wider frame of twentieth-century thought and history.

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The definitive point of reference from here forward . . .

"Without doubt, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works will be the definitive point of reference from here forward. It supersedes all previously published Bonhoeffer documents and adds new ones as well."

Larry Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Ethics, Union Theological Seminary