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date: 23 January 2020

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Since his death in 1945, Bonhoeffer’s thought has been promoted and preserved by generations of scholars. Beginning with the extraordinary efforts of Eberhard Bethge, as well as the International Bonhoeffer Society, a plethora of initiatives have been undertaken to offer the researcher access to Bonhoeffer’s writings, contextualizing material, as well as to the many different secondary sources that have been written. The aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of these resources, how they have developed over the last seventy years and how they relate to one another, as well as the most up-to-date sources that are now available. This overview focuses on primary and secondary sources, the archives that hold these materials, and the tools that have been developed to aid the researcher gain comprehensive access to this extraordinary thinker.

Keywords: Eberhard Bethge, International Bonhoeffer Society, primary sources, secondary sources, archives

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