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January 2013

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Call for Proposals

Bonhoeffer’s life and work has, over time, had wide appeal across a broad spectrum of theological positions. We are interested in the manner in which Bonhoeffer’s theology draws from many points along that spectrum (including liberal, evangelical, and other views) and encourage productive, rather than polarizing, discourse. In the spirit of this ecumenism, this Group invites proposals on the following themes:

  • In order to encourage further engagement with Bonhoeffer’s lesser known writings, explorations of the letters, documents, and texts from the university period, sermons, and meditations found in Volume 11, Ecumenical, Academic, and Pastoral Work (Fortress Press, 2012). We hope to examine the ways in which these writings introduce us to facets of Bonhoeffer’s thought previously unknown but now available through the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works English translation project

  • Given new interest in Bonhoeffer’s sermons, prompted by Isabel Best’s newly published The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Fortress Press, 2012)

  • In conjunction with the SBL Homiletics and Biblical Studies Group, we invite proposals exploring Bonhoeffer’s sermons, as well as the identity of Bonhoeffer as preacher


This Group seeks to explore the historical and contemporary interface between theology and public life within the context of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s legacy in theology. Together with professional societies affiliated in the study of Bonhoeffer’s life and thought, the Group has explored a variety of topics from medical ethics to political life in a global context.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee members during review, but visible to Chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection.


Jennifer McBride
Wartburg College
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