Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Christian Witness and Martyr, 1906-1945

Speaker(s): Jens Zimmerman, John S. Conway, Craig J. Slane
Date: Feb 17-18, 2006
Length: 4:44:10
Product ID: RGDL3609S

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These lectures were presented and recorded live during the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), held at Regent College, February 17 & 18, 2006 and made possible by the generous support of the Waldmann Foundation. These lectures were jointly sponsored by the UBC Departments of History, Germanic Studies, The Institute of European Studies and Regent College. Lectures include:

  • Introductions / Questions and Answers
  • nSuffering With the World: The Continuing Relevance of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Theology by Jens Zimmerman
  • nMartyrdom in a World Come of Age by Craig Slane
  • nLast Writings From Prison by John S. Conway
  • Panel Discussion

See All Audio by Jens Zimmerman John S. Conway Craig J. Slane

Jens Zimmermann is Associate Professor of German and English at Trinity Western University and has been awarded a five-year Canadian Council Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion, and Culture, beginning in the fall of 2006. He has published works across several disciplines, including Recovering Theological Hermeneutics: an Incarnational-Trinitarian Theory of Interpretation and, with Dr. Norman Klassen, The Passionate Intellect: Incarnational humanism and the future of university education.

John S. Conway is professor Emeritus of History at the University of British Columbia. He was a founding member of the Scholars' Conference on the German Church and the Holocaust, and has written a large number of articles dealing with the role of the European churches and the Vatican during the Holocaust, as well as on other topics of Christian-Jewish relations during the twentieth century. He is also the author of The Nazi Persecution of the Churches, 1933-1945, recently reprinted by Regent College Publishing. He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Kirchliche Zeitgeschichte and the Journal of Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Craig J. Slane is an Associate Professor of Theology at Simpson University in Redding, California. Currently serving on the board of directors for the International Bonhoeffer Society, he has lectured widely on Bonhoeffer and Christian martyrdom. His book Bonhoeffer as Martyr (Brazos, 2004) has been welcomed as an important contribution to the field of Bonhoeffer studies.

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