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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.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781476706542
Publisher:
Touchstone
Subject:
General Religion
Author:
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
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
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19950901
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
214.312 x 139.7 x 20.32 mm 280.773 gr

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