Dietrich Bonhoeffer Reading Room

This page is designed to help make writings on and by Dietrich Bonhoeffer available to those without easy access to a theological library. Many links connect you to scanned, published books and articles made available by Google Books (often 75% of content). Importantly, Google Books allows you to search within a volume and also across volumes (rather than across the entire WWW). The Google Book Project also makes hard to find and expensive monographs readily accessible to researchers. This Reading Room collects those relevant materials on one page.   - Dr. Arnold Neufeldt-Fast
NB: For bibliographic management and notetaking while reading, Zotero is highly recommended ("a free, easy-to-use Mozilla Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources"). For page snapshots and printing of Google Book pages, try Microsoft's snipping tool (paste text into Word -- or Zotero).


Primary Sources

For further research, see: Primary Sources Bibliography (Burke Library, Union Theological Seminary)


Secondary Sources

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Introductory Articles and Essays on Bonhoeffer

  • Bautz, Friedrich Wilhelm. Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, in: Biographisch-Bibligraphisches Kirchenlexikon, vol. I. Traugott-Bautz, 1990 [Online version: latest edition, Jan 2009].
  • De Gruchy, John W. Bonhoeffer. The Blackwell Companion to Modern Theology. Gareth Jones, ed. Blackwell, 2007. Ch. 22; also in: "Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)," Blackwell Companion to the Theologians, vol. 2, 2010, pp. 233-252.
  • Field, David N. "Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)." In: Empire and the Christian Tradition. Ed. K. Pui-lan, D.H. Compier, J. Rieger. Fortress, 2007. Pp. 389-404, ch. 27.
  • Floyd, W.W. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in The Modern Theologians: An Introduction to Christian Theology Since 1918. 3rd ed. David Ford, ed. Blackwell, 2005. Ch. 2 (see also copy).
  • Grenz, Stanley and LeRoy Miller. Religionless Christianity: Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Fortress Introduction to Contemporary Theologies. Fortress, 1998. Ch. 5.
  • Grenz, Stanley and Roger Olson. Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Transcendence in the Midst of Life. In: Twentieth Century Theology: God and the World in a Transitional Age. InterVarsity Press, 1997.
  • Hauerwas, Stanley. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in The Blackwell Companion to Political Theology, Peter Scott and William T. Cavanaugh, ed. Blackwell, 2004. Ch. 10.
  • Krause, Gerhard. Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, Theologische Realenzyklopaedie, Bd. 7. DeGruyter, 1981.
  • Livingston, James C., and Francis Schüssler Fiorenza. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in: Modern Christian Thought, Vol. 2: The Twentieth Century. Fortress, 20062, pp. 111-132.
  • Marsh, Charles. Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The Modern Theologians: An Introduction to Christian Theology in the Twentieth Century. Ed. David Ford. Blackwell, 1997. Ch. 2 (also copy).

Introductory Books and Biographies on Bonhoeffer

Monographs and Collections on Aspects of Bonhoeffer's Theology

Essays, Articles and Chapters on Aspects of Bonhoeffer's Life and Theology


Audio / Video Presentations




Bonhoeffer: Lectio Divina


Bonhoeffer on the WWW


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