The period 1928 to 1931, which
followed completion of his dissertation,
was formative for Bonhoeffer's personal
and pastoral and theological direction.
Almost all of these nine hundred pages
of writings appear in English here
for the first time. They document the
intense four-year period that included
preparation of his postdoctoral thesis;
a vicarage in Barcelona; occasional
lectures; his postdoctoral academic
year at Union Theological Seminary;
travel around the United States, Cuba,
and Mexico; and his re-entry into the
German academic and ecclesial scene.