In Faith in the Face of Tyranny, Torbjö rn Johannson looks at the work that Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hermann Sasse brought to the forgotten Bethel Confession of 1933 to show just what a confessional response to national socialism and racism looks like. This work is relevant for today, when there are often calls for new confessions and declarations addressing different political ideologies, issues, and movements. Faith in the Face of Tyranny shows what such a confession should look like and why, as well as what considerations should be taken into account when looking at such a project.
Torbjö rn Johansson (Theol. Dr., Lund University) is Rector of the Lutheran School of Theology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He teaches systematic theology and is a member of the Curatorium of the Lutherakademie Ratzeburg-Sonderhausen.
Pastor, husband, and father, Bror Erickson resides in Fort Morgan, Colorado, with his wife Laura, and is a PhD student at the Institute of Lutheran Theology, as well as a 1517 Fellow. He enjoys preaching the gospel at Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Fort Morgan, Colorado, as well as hunting upland game with his dog Grinner, when he isn't translating the works of Bo Giertz.