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The Reluctant Revolutionary: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Collision with Prusso-German History

ISBN 978-1-84545-531-6 Berghahn Books, New York, 2009

Investigates the Lutheran theologian's grounds for agitating for the assassination of Hitler. For Bonhoeffer that was embracing revolution which normally Lutherans would not contemplate because "The Powers that Be" are ordained of God (Romans Ch. 13). But the Führer was deemed not to be a legitimate leader and so rebellion was justified.