Book Reviews / International Journal of Public Theology 4 (2010) 373–381 379 Sabine Dramm, Dietrich Bonhoeﬀer: An Introduction To His Thought , trans. Thomas Rice (Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 2007), pp. viii + 258, $19.95 (USD), ISBN 978-1-56563-762-7 (pbk). Bonhoeﬀer’s thought and writings retain a relevance and connection that is irresist- ible to many people, yet much of his work remained unﬁnished. The attraction lies in the connectedness between his theology and his faith in action. While the overall number of publications on Bonhoeﬀer has become enormous, as an introductory vol- ume this book stands out. Dramm utilizes mainly current and readily available litera- ture to enable the reader to use this book as an avenue into Bonhoeﬀer’s theology and wider thinking. The book is accessible and written in language that opens Bonhoeﬀer’s thinking to a wide readership. As Dramm states: ‘Understanding him [Bonhoeﬀer] is both easy and diﬃcult at the same time. . . . for him theology was . . . the dimension through which he understood the world and wanted to make the world understandable’ (p. 1). The book’s twenty-four chapters are written in concise, but not overly formal, language, introducing Bonhoeﬀer’s theology contextualized with his
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