Liberating Faith

Bonhoeffer's Message for Today

By Geffrey B. Kelly

Liberating Faith

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  • ISBN: 9781592441136
  • Pages: 206
  • Publication Date: 12/11/2002
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Liberating Faith

Bonhoeffer's Message for Today

By Geffrey B. Kelly

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  • ISBN: 9781592441136
  • Pages: 206
  • Publication Date: 12/11/2002
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00
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Liberating Faith remains an effective introduction to the theology and spirituality of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. After a brief biographical portrait of Bonhoeffer’s adult life, Kelly offers a thematic overview of Bonhoeffer’s Christological theology with an emphasis on the sociality of Christ. Other chapters focus on the “liberation of faith,” which is essentially Bonhoeffer’s theology of revelation that emerged from his own existential crisis regarding his own faith and an examination of his theology of the Church. While Kelly draws heavily on Bonhoeffer’s later writings like The Cost of Discipleship, Ethics, and especially Letters and Papers from Prison, he also uses key texts spanning the entirety of Bonhoeffer’s career to develop the critical ideas at the heart of Bonhoeffer’s theology. Therefore, Liberating Faith does very well to set the stage for Bonhoeffer’s overall theology.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Dr. Kelly combines the skills of a theologian with the art of a storyteller and the gifts of a good teacher. He involves the reader in a drama of faith seriously pondered and courageously lived."

Eberhard Bethge, friend and biographer of Dietrich Bonhoeffer


"Without doubt the finest comprehensive treatment of Bonhoeffer's thought in English today. Dr. Kelly focuses attention on all the major themes in Bonhoeffer's theology, interrelates them, interprets their meaning in the context of Bonhoeffer's life, and relates them in a challenging fashion to the church in the modern world. He makes the meaning of faith and liberation come alive - for individuals, churches, and movements in society. As one who has studied Bonhoeffer's works for 30 years, I consider this book to be a worthy theological companion to Eberhard Bethge's biography."

John D. Godsey, Wesley Seminary

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Geffrey B. Kelly

Bio(s)-

Geffrey B. Kelly, STD was professor of theology at La Salle College in Philadelphia. He received a PhD and STD from Catholic University in Louvain, Belgium. As an active member of the International Bonhoeffer Society, he published numerous articles and lectured widely on Bonhoeffer.

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