Letter from the editors: September 2011

ACCH Quarterly Vol. 17, No. 3, September 2011

Letter from the editors: September 2011

By Kyle Jantzen, Ambrose University College

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the modern martyrs celebrated in stone at Westminster Abbey. Photo credit: “Saints and Martyrs” (http://saintsandmartyrs2010.blogspot.ca/2010/04/20th-century-martyrs-3.html)

This issue of the ACCH Quarterly is our most ambitious to date, surveying aspects of German ecclesiastical history and historical theology from the nineteenth century through the post-war reconstruction of the 1950s, as well as aspects of late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century European missionary endeavours.

Amid these diverse offerings are three pieces on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, whose life and legacy continues to dominate the scholarship on modern German church history. John Conway reviews an interesting new biography … of a book: Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison. Victoria Barnett, long active in the editing and translation of Bonhoeffer literature, describes the forthcoming final volume in the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works English Edition. As well, we have provided a conference schedule and other information about the upcoming conference celebrating the completion of that same Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works English Edition.

On behalf of the other editors, let me wish you a smooth entry into the fall season (and, for many of us, a new semester of study or teaching). As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or requests, please feel free to contact me at kjantzen@ambrose.edu.