"Cost of Discipleship" Book Review by Professor Victor Verb

"Cost of Discipleship"
A review of the 1959 book, "Cost of Discipleship," by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
# 58596 | 1,610 words | 1 source | MLA | 2003 | US


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When used by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the term 'discipleship' is used to describe the commitments and sacrifices required to truly realize a relationship with the Almighty and the part these factors play in an individual's life. This paper provides a review of Bonhoeffer's book, "Cost of Discipleship," and an analysis of three selected chapters, followed by a summary of the research in the conclusion.

From the Paper:

"In this regard, Bonhoeffer firmly believed that it was not enough for people to seek justice, truth, honesty and goodness for their own sake and patiently to suffer for them; rather, people must do so in loyal obedience to Him who is the source and spring of all goodness, justice and truth and on whom they should felt absolutely dependent. "Bonhoeffer was firmly and rightly convinced that it is not only a Christian right but a Christian duty towards God to oppose tyranny, that is, a government which is no longer based on natural law and the law of God" (Leibholz in Bonhoeffer, 1959, p. 30)."

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"Cost of Discipleship" (2005, May 16) Retrieved December 22, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/book-review/cost-of-discipleship-58596/

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