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Sanctorum Communio: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Volume 1

Sanctorum Communio

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Volume 1

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Author), Clifford J. Green (Editor), Reinhard Krauss (Translator), Nancy Lukens (Translator)


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Sanctorum Communio was Bonhoeffer's dissertation, completed in 1927 and first published in 1930. In it he attempts to work out a theology of the person in society, and then, particularly, in the church. Along with enlightening us about his early positions on sin, evil, solidarity, collective spirit, and collective guilt, the volume unfolds a systematic theology of the Spirit at work in the church and what this implies for questions of authority, freedom, ritual, and eschatology.

Here is offered the complete text in translation, annotated by the German and American editors. The historical context is explained and textual commentary is provided in a Foreword and Afterword.
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780800683016
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 392
  • Publication Date November 19, 1998


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Table of Contents

General Editor's Foreword to Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works
Editor's Introduction to the English Edition, Clifford J. Green

Chapter 1 -- On the Definition of Social Philosophy and Sociology

Chapter 2 -- The Christian Concept of Person and Concepts of Social Basic-Relation

Chapter 3 -- The Primal State and the Problem of Community

Chapter 4 -- Sin and Broken Community

Chapter 5 -- Sanctorum Communio

Editor's Afterword to the German Edition, Joachim von Soosten
1. Literature Used by Bonhoeffer
2. Literature Consulted by the Editors
3. Other Literature Related to Sanctorum Communio
Index of Scriptural References
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
Editors and Translators