That Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) was an exceptional person and theologian, I always knew. During
my studies in Bonn (1981–1983) this man was often discussed in our student residence (das Adolf
Clarenbach Haus). Many of us wrote papers on his work and Bonhoeffer’s friend, Eberhard Betghe
was even invited to address us. That he was considered to be a Protestant saint, over and above the
prominent place he holds in the German Evangelical Church, I did not know.
Book review : The Bonhoeffer phenomenon : portraits of a protestant saint / Stephen R. Haynes. ISBN : 978-0-8006-3652-4. Publisher : Fortress, Minneapolis, 2004, pp. 280.