Bonhoeffer and Biography

 A short while ago, here on this blog, I posted a few fairly critical comments of Eric Metaxas' bibliography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (HERE and HERE).  My main criticism of Metaxas' work is that it casts Bonhoeffer in an American, conservative, patriotic, evangelical mold.  A secondary critique I have is that Metaxas isn't exactly accurate in… Continue reading Bonhoeffer and Biography

Eric Metaxas, History Writing, and Martin Luther

Earlier, in my critical review of Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas, I noted that there were a few significant historical and theological inaccuracies in the book.  Later this week, having read Eberhard Bethge's biography of Bonhoeffer, I hope to interact a bit more with Metaxas' biography.  For now, I want to point out Metaxas' inaccurate portrait… Continue reading Eric Metaxas, History Writing, and Martin Luther

My Thoughts on “Bonhoeffer” by Metaxas

I finally got around to reading Eric Metaxas' highly publicized biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  I wasn't going to read it for two reasons: 1) because I don't usually read biographies of theologians whose works I've read extensively, and 2) because I was completely annoyed with Glenn Beck and Eric Metaxas' discussion of Bonhoeffer where they treated him like… Continue reading My Thoughts on “Bonhoeffer” by Metaxas