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By John W. de Gruchy

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This spouse serves as a advisor for readers desirous to discover the concept and legacy of the nice German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-45). Its chapters, written via authors from differing nationwide, theological and church contexts, offer an advent to, and remark on, Bonhoeffer's lifestyles and paintings, guiding the reader alongside the trails of his inspiration. specialists set out Bonhoeffer's political, social and cultural contexts, and provide biographical details that's necessary for the knowledge of his theology. there's a chronology and a word list.

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Bonhoeffer, Ethics (New York: Macmillan, 1965), p. 224. 19 'After Ten Years', in D. Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison: The Enlarged Edition (New York: Macmillan, 1972), p. 6. Cambridge Companions Online © Cambridge University Press, 2006 2 The life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer F. BURTON NELSON Shortly after Dietrich Bonhoeffer's abrupt and tragic death on 9 April 1945, one of his long-standing friends, Reinhold Niebuhr, paid him the ultimate tribute in an article entitled The Death of a Martyr'.

H. Roberts, The House That Hitler Built (London: Methuen, 1937), p. 362. 3 F. Fischer, From Kaiserreich to Third Reich: Elements of Continuity in German History 1871-1945 (London: Allen & Unwin, 1986), pp. 97-9. 4 For an outline of the debate initiated in 1961 by Professor Fritz Fischer, see J. A. Moses, The Politics of Illusion: The Fischer Controversy in German Historiography (London: George Prior, 1978). 5 P. M. Kennedy, The Rise of the Anglo-German Antagonism 1860-1914 (London: Allen & Unwin, 1980).

So, for a time it seemed that organised labour and organised capital in Germany were able to pursue their respective goals without imposing undue stress on the existing constitutional framework. Capital tolerated the Weimar 'system' so long as it enabled business as usual, but organised labour wanted the new Germany to be a state which guaranteed the basic right to work and a menschenwiirdiges Dasein for all citizens, that is a standard of living commensurate with human dignity. This was the thinking behind the national unemployment insurance bill which was passed through the Reichstag in 1926.

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