Dietrich Bonhoeffer was only thirty-nine years old when he was executed in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945 for his involvement in the plot to assassinate Hitler. Yet his courage, vision, and brilliance have greatly influenced the twentieth-century church and its theology. Particularly through his best-selling classic The Cost of Discipleship, Bonhoeffer profoundly shaped leaders in multiple theological traditions including various expressions of non-western theology.
A Testament to Freedom includes excerpts from major books, sermons, and selected letters spanning the years of Bonhoeffer's pastoral and theological career. This magnificent volume takes readers on a historical and biographical journey that follows Bonhoeffer through the various stages of his life-as teacher, ecumenist, pastor, preacher, seminary director, prophet in the Nazi era, and finally, as martyr in pursuit of justice.