In the Face of Death


Thielicke–Theologian, Preacher, Boundary Rider

By:Fabian F. Grassl
Publisher:Pickwick Publications
Dimensions:152mm x 229mm

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"My theological work was always only a superstructure placed upon the experiences and
sufferings of my life . . ." –Helmut Thielicke
Thielicke's story is one of extraordinary circumstances. Especially as a young man, living through
Germany's darkest hour, he was time and again put on the brink of death by fatal sickness, Nazi
oppression, and war. These experiences left an indelible mark on his worldview.
In this thoroughly researched study, Fabian F. Grassl takes a fresh and original look at Thielicke's
turbulent life through the specific lens of suffering and death. He paints an intimate portrait of a
boundary rider whose theology uniquely developed in the face of death.
As a result, new light is cast on one of the outstanding theologians, ethicists, and preachers of the
twentieth century. The reader is invited to explore a world of thought decidedly shaped by the
"eschatological existence" of an intriguing personality; a flawed human being like the rest of us
yet endowed with a fascinating theological prowess, taking his stand amongst Germany's major
historical upheavals of the last centenary.

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Dimensions 152 × 229 mm



152mm x 229mm


Fabian F. Grassl




Pickwick Publications