Faith, fear form valuable dialogue with Bonhoeffer

AN increase of fear generated by the current global pandemic forms the context for this remarkable collection of essays, edited by the religious journalist and commentator Dr Rachael Kohn AO FRSN. Dietrich Bonhoeffer is an appropriate dialogue partner in the debate about whether fear is good or bad, healthy or unhealthy, because he lived and died with acceptance and hope in the terrifying circumstances of the Third Reich. He also had quite a bit to say about fear, including his famous sermon on overcoming fear in 1933 in Berlin. The authors of this collection interact with Bonhoeffer and his theology, particularly on the issue of faith and fear.