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The Cost of Discipleship

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One of the most important theologians of the twentieth century illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus in this classic text on ethics, humanism, and civic duty.

What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between “cheap grace” and “costly grace.” “Cheap grace,” Bonhoeffer wrote, “is the grace we bestow on ourselves...grace without discipleship....Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the girl which must be asked for, the door at which a man must know....It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life.”

The Cost of Discipleship is a compelling statement of the demands of sacrifice and ethical consistency from a man whose life and thought were exemplary articulations of a new type of leadership inspired by the Gospel, and imbued with the spirit of Christian humanism and a creative sense of civic duty.

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"Among the Flossenberg martyrs was a remarkable young Lutheran pastor named Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who had joined the underground convinced that it was his duty as a Christian to work for Hitler's defeat. Bonhoeffer was only thirty-nine when he died, but he had already made a monumental contribution to Christian thought, which today has profound and growing significance for both theologian and layman. bonhoeffer's books are gaining an astonishing popularity in the secular world....He is admired by people who have read his best-known books, The Cost of Discipleship and Letters and Papers from Prison, as the example of what a modern Christian must be." Life

Synopsis:

This book is a compelling statement of the demands of sacrifice and ethical consistency from a man whose life and thought were exemplary articulations of a new type of leadership inspired by the Gospel, and imbued with the spirit of Christian civic duty.

About the Author

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born in Breslau in 1906. The son of a famous German psychiatrist, he studied in Berlin and New York City. He left the safety of America to return to Germany and continue his public repudiation of the Nazis, which led to his arrest in 1943. Linked to the group of conspirators whose attempted assassination of Hitler failed, he was hanged in April 1945.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Bishop G. K. A. Bell

Memoir by G. Leibholz

Introduction

I GRACE AND DISCIPLESHIP

1 Costly Grace

2 The Call to Discipleship

3 Single-Minded Obedience

4 Discipleship and the Cross

5 Discipleship and the Individual

II THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT

Matthew 5: Of the "Extraordinariness" of the Christian Life

6 The Beatitudes

7 The Visible Community

8 The Righteousness of Christ

9 The Brother

10 Woman

11 Truthfulness

12 Revenge

13 The Enemy — the "Extraordinary"

Matthew 6: Of the Hidden Character of the Christian Life

14 The Hidden Righteousness

15 The Hiddenness of Prayer

16 The Hiddenness of the Devout Life

17 The Simplicity of the Carefree Life

Matthew 7: The Separation of the Disciple Community

18 The Disciple and Unbelievers

19 The Great Divide

20 The Conclusion

III THE MESSENGERS

21 The Harvest

22 The Apostles

23 The Work

24 The Suffering of the Messengers

25 The Decision

26 The Fruit

IV THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE LIFE OF DISCIPLESHIP

27 Preliminary Questions

28 Baptism

29 The Body of Christ

30 The Visible Community

31 The Saints

32 The Image of Christ

Index of Subjects

Index of Biblical References

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Taylor Tuepker, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Taylor Tuepker)
While living in Germany studying abroad I read this book for my class on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It is an incredible book that stretches you in what you believe and challenges your faith. Dietrich Bonhoeffer is an incredible man of God, and I absolutely loved this book.
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oldwhitelady, September 25, 2006 (view all comments by oldwhitelady)
"The Cost of Discipleship" provokes thoughts & questions that every Christian can benefit from, written by an intelligent author who loved his Lord and his fellow humans. Not a simple read, but defintely worthwhile.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684815008
Foreword:
Bell, G. K. A.
Other:
Bell, G. K. A.
Foreword by:
Bell, G. K. A.
Foreword:
Bell, G. K. A.
Author:
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Christian Life
Subject:
General
Subject:
Christian Life - Character & Values
Subject:
Discipleship
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Theology and philosophy
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Sermon on the mount
Subject:
Christian life -- Bekennende Kirche authors.
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - Character & Values
Subject:
Christianity - Discipleship
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Ethics
Subject:
Bekennende Kirche authors
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Christian Ministry - Discipleship
Subject:
Christian Theology - Ethics
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
Christian thought; theology; Christianity; discipleship; grace; philosophy; sermon on the mount; costly grace; cheap grace; social gospel; Dietrich Bonhoeffer; theological studies; theology studies; Christian books; Christian art
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
ch.90
Publication Date:
September 1995
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 9.905 oz

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Product details 320 pages Touchstone Books - English 9780684815008 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Among the Flossenberg martyrs was a remarkable young Lutheran pastor named Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who had joined the underground convinced that it was his duty as a Christian to work for Hitler's defeat. Bonhoeffer was only thirty-nine when he died, but he had already made a monumental contribution to Christian thought, which today has profound and growing significance for both theologian and layman. bonhoeffer's books are gaining an astonishing popularity in the secular world....He is admired by people who have read his best-known books, The Cost of Discipleship and Letters and Papers from Prison, as the example of what a modern Christian must be."
"Synopsis" by , This book is a compelling statement of the demands of sacrifice and ethical consistency from a man whose life and thought were exemplary articulations of a new type of leadership inspired by the Gospel, and imbued with the spirit of Christian civic duty.
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