Preserving Oral Tradition and Honoring Renate Bethge:

Stories from First Generation Bonhoeffer Scholars



The International Bonhoeffer Society – English Language Section invites you to our annual Bonhoeffer Society Dinner, which is held conjointly with the American Academy of Religion conference. We are thrilled that this year’s dinner will honor a number of first generation Bonhoeffer scholar-teachers who have actively served the Society for decades, as well as honor the memory of Renate Bethge, in light of her recent passing. To that end, a panel of scholars – including Clifford Green, Keith Clements, Michael Lukens, Pat Kelley, and John Matthews – will share stories from their personal experience with the Bethges that gave them new knowledge or insight about Bonhoeffer’s life and work or that influenced their scholarship and teaching. Please join us for this special evening as we pass along and preserve these little known, personal and transformative stories.

When: Saturday, November 23, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm Wine Reception and Book Display

(See recent publications about Bonhoeffer and/or by Bonhoeffer scholars and meet the authors. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase.)

6:15-8:15 pm Dinner and Program

Where: Living Water Church of the Nazarene 1550 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

(A one-mile walk from the Convention Center through and past the Gaslamp Quarter. If you prefer not to walk, we recommend, a Taxi, Uber or Lyft).

RSVP: Space is limited. To reserve a spot, please use the secure PayPal buttons below to register and pay by November 15. The cost of the dinner is $40 per person. Upon payment you will receive an email receipt from PayPal - this receipt is your confirmation for the dinner. For questions about the dinner please email Matthew Jones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Limited student scholarships are available; if interested, please email Dr. Jenny McBride at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

UPDATE: Registration is now closed.