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George Bell, Bishop of Chichester by Andrew Chandler

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It was to George Bell, an English bishop, that Dietrich Bonhoeffer sent his last words before he was executed at the Flossenbrg concentration camp in April 1945. Why he did so becomes clear from Andrew Chandler's new biography of George Kennedy Allen Bell (1883-1958). As he traces the arc of Bell's life, Chandler shows how his story reshapes our perspective on Bonhoeffer's life and times. In addition to serving as Bishop of Chichester, Bell was an internationalist and ecumenical leader, one of the great Christian humanists of the twentieth century, a tenacious critic of the obliteration bombing of enemy cities during World War II, and a key ally of those who struggled for years to resist Hitler in Germany itself. This inspiring biography raises important questions that still haunt the moral imagination today: When should the word of protest be spoken? When should nations go to war, and how should they fight? What are our obligations to the victims of dictators and international conflict?

Very good condition, slight wear to top of spine

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Author(s):
Chandler, Andrew
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0802872271
ISBN-13:
9780802872272
Number of pages:
212
Publisher:
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Title:
George Bell, Bishop of Chichester: Church, State and Resistance in the Age of Dictatorship

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It was to George Bell, an English bishop, that Dietrich Bonhoeffer sent his last words before he was executed at the Flossenbrg concentration camp in April 1945. Why he did so becomes clear from Andrew Chandler's new biography of George Kennedy Allen Bell (1883-1958). As he traces the arc of Bell's life, Chandler shows how his story reshapes our perspective on Bonhoeffer's life and times. In addition to serving as Bishop of Chichester, Bell was an internationalist and ecumenical leader, one of the great Christian humanists of the twentieth century, a tenacious critic of the obliteration bombing of enemy cities during World War II, and a key ally of those who struggled for years to resist Hitler in Germany itself. This inspiring biography raises important questions that still haunt the moral imagination today: When should the word of protest be spoken? When should nations go to war, and how should they fight? What are our obligations to the victims of dictators and international conflict?

Very good condition, slight wear to top of spine

Author(s):
Chandler, Andrew
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0802872271
ISBN-13:
9780802872272
Number of pages:
212
Publisher:
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Title:
George Bell, Bishop of Chichester: Church, State and Resistance in the Age of Dictatorship

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