“Bonhoeffer regards with utter distaste all attempts to prove to happy, secure, contented people that they are not really as well as they think they are... Bonhoeffer (as in Discipleship) refers to the Gospel story of Jesus and the rich young ruler. Jesus finds nothing wrong with the rich young ruler in his exemplary keeping of the ten commandments, and loves him for it. He simply makes a claim on him and calls him to follow him, to share with him his messianic way and his suffering. This is what Bonhoeffer means by wishing to confront humankind at its strongest point, manifesting the aristocracy of the word of God in contrast to the inferiority complex of an evangelism that grubs around hoping only to find where people are weak. The Church's "task is to tell people in every calling what a life with Christ is, what it means to 'be there for others"'. (Letters and Papers from Prison).”—Keith Clements, on Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Cost of Discipleship
Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! a hundred percent Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on many orders. Buy accompanying Confidence! Millions of e books sold!.Condition: New.ISBN13: 9780684815008. “When Christ calls a person, he bids him come and die.” With these phrases, in The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer gave highly efficient voice to the millions of Christians who believe personal minimize is an important part of religion. Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor and theologian, was an exemplar of sacrificial faith: he adverse the Nazis from the primary and was in a roundabout way imprisoned in Buchenwald and hung with the improve of the Gestapo in 1945. The Cost of Discipleship, preliminary revealed in German in 1937, turned into Bonhoeffer’s decision to the questions, “What did Jesus imply to say to us? What is heys will for us to-day?” Bonhoeffer’s decisions are rooted in Lutheran grace and derived from Christian scripture (almost a third of the e ebook includes a prolonged meditation on the Sermon on the Mount). The guide builds to a shocking conclusion: its end length, “The Image of Christ,” represents the imaginer’s religious existence as participation in Christ’s incarnation, alongside a rare and epigrammatic confidence: “Through fellowship and communion along aspect the incarnate Lord,” Bonhoeffer writes, “we recover our genuine humanity, and at the same time we’re delivered from that individualism which is the final result of sin, and retrieve our concord along your complete human pursuance..The Cost of Discipleship
Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Just finished reading Life Together. I read it because Taylor, from my house, was getting one and a few of us decided to read them, and I am really glad that I read it for sure.
I have heard a lot about Bonhoeffer and how it was always good stuff, but never read any of it. It made me look at life as a community and how we should be doing this whole Christian thing in community and not in our own strength.
The book is about really how we are to live this life together, and not living as a Christian by ourselves.
Here are my stared likes in the book…
“we pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small gifts.”
“Silence is nothing else but waiting for God’s Word and coming from God’s Word with a blessing.”
“Seek God, not happiness. If you seek God alone, you will gain happiness.”
“Who can really be faithful in great things if he has not learned to be faithful in the things of daily life.”
“Marriage, labour, the state and the Church each have their concrete divine mandate. But what is the situation as regards culture? I do not believe that one can simply subordinate it to the concept of labour, though in many ways one is tempted to do so. Its place is not in the domain of obedience but in the free expanse of liberty which encompasses the three domains of the divine mandates. A man who has no knowledge of this free expanse of liberty may be a good father, a good citizen and a good worker; and no doubt he may also be a Christian; but I rather doubt whether he is a complete human being; and to this extent I doubt also whether he can be a Christian in the full meaning of the term... It almost seems today, and is perhaps in fact the case, that the concept of the Church can alone make it possible once again to understand the free expanse of liberty, the field which includes art, culture, friendship and play. Perhaps, then, what Kierkegaard calls the 'aesthetic existence', far from being excluded from the domain of the Church, should be given a new foundation within the Church. I really think so... Who, for example, in our time can still with an easy mind cultivate music or friendship, play games and enjoy himself? Certainly not the 'ethical' man, but only the Christian. It is precisely because friendship belongs to the domain of this liberty (the liberty of the 'Christian man') that one must confidently defend oneself against all the frowns of 'ethical' existences... I believe that within the domain of this liberty friendship is the rarest and most precious treasure...”—Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison
The Cost of Discipleship
ISBN13: 9780684815008.Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking equipped on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of e e-books sold!.Condition: New. “When Christ calls a person, he bids hellom come and die.” With these phrases, in The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer gave highly effective voice to the hundreds of thousands of Christians who imagine private sacrifice is an quintessential a part of faith. Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor and theologian, was once an exemplar of sacrificial faith: he adversarial the Nazis from the first and was once in the finish imprisoned in Buchenwald and hung with the give a boost to of the Gestapo in 1945. The Cost of Discipleship, first printed in German in 1937, was Bonhoeffer’s answer to the questions, “What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is hellos will for us to-day?” Bonhoeffer’s decisions are rooted in Lutheran grace and derived from Christian scripture (almost a third of the e-book comprises a protracted meditation on the Sermon on the Mount). The e-book constructs to a shocking conclusion: its closing chapter, “The Image of Christ,” describes the imaginer’s spiritual standard of livings as sectionicipation in Christ’s incarnation, with a amazing and epigrammatic confidence: “Through fellowship and communion with the incarnate Lord,” Bonhoeffer writes, “we get better our real humanity, and on the same time we’re delivered from that individualism which is the finish result of sin, and retrieve our cohesion with the entire human race..The Cost of Discipleship
“Therefore, spiritual love will prove successful insofar as it commends Christ to the other in all that it says and does. It will not seek to agitate another by exerting all too personal, direct influence or by crudely interfering in one’s life. It will not take pleasure in pious, emotional fervor and excitement. Rather, it will encounter the other with the clear word of God and be prepared to leave the other alone with this word fo a long time. It will be willing to release others again so that Christ may deal with them. It will respect the other as the boundary that Christ establishes between us; and it will find full community with the other in the Christ who alone binds us together.”
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer Life Together