Fearless leader

The Cost of Moral Leadership: The Spirituality of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
By Geoffrey B. Kelly and F. Burton Nelson. Eerdmans, 300 pp., $25.00.

 In good times religious leaders think that they have reinvented the church. In bad times they seek wisdom from those who have gone before them. No wonder, then, that many now ask what Dietrich Bon­hoeffer would have made of our world. When the path to peace seems so uncertain and the relationship between Christian faith and America's role in the world has become so complicated, we might learn something from this German pastor and theologian who led the church's resistance to his country's imperialism and militarism.


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