Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! In this episode I speak with Paul R. House about his book Bonhoeffer’s Seminary Vision: A Case for Costly Discipleship and Life Together (Crossway, 2015).

Bonhoeffer's Seminary Vision by Paul R. House (Crossway, 2015)
About the Book:
Dietrich Bonhoeffer is best known for his role in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler and his subsequent execution at the hands of the Nazis. However, most of us are less familiar with his tireless work educating seminary students for a life of pastoral ministry—a role that occupied him for most of his adult life.

Anchored in a variety of influential lectures, personal letters, and major works such as The Cost of Discipleship and Life Together, this book attempts to recover a largely unexamined part of Bonhoeffer’s life, exploring his philosophy and practice of theological education in his original context. It then builds on this foundation to address the drift toward increasingly impersonal educational models in our own day, affirming the value of personal, face-to-face seminary education for the health of pastors and churches.

About the Author:
Paul HousePaul R. House (PhD, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as a professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School and has been a pastor-teacher in churches, Christian colleges, and seminaries for over 30 years. He is a past president of the Evangelical Theological Society and an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature. House lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Bonhoeffer's Seminary Vision by Paul R. House (Crossway, 2015) Life Together and Prayerbook of the Bible: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Volume 5 Discipleship: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Volume 4

Dietrich Bonhoeffer A Biography by Eberhard Bethge Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas Bonhoeffer Abridged by Eric Metaxas

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