The authority of discipleship

An approach to Dietrich Bonhoeffer's commentary on the Sermon on the Mount


  • Katja Neumann University of Stirling


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The author's master’s thesis on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship forms the basis of the current article.

Author Biography

Katja Neumann, University of Stirling

Katja Neumann is a PhD student in religious studies at the University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland. Her thesis centres on the prayer-poetry of the late German theologian Dorothee Sölle (1929–2003) with regard to understanding the connection posed by the form chosen for prayer—poetry—and its theological implications. She writes, “I gratefully acknowledge the funding received for both projects by the Arts and Humanities Research Council without which I could not have pursued these studies with the dedication I feel for my work.”