With Bound Hands: A Jesuit in Nazi Germany : the Life and Selected Prison Letters of Alfred Delp

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Loyola Press, 2003 - 238 pages
On February 2, 1945, Fr. Alfred Delp, SJ, a widely admired pastor, youth leader, and intellectual, was executed by the Nazis in Plötzensee Prison in Berlin. During the six months before his execution, the shackled priest painfully wrote a stream of deeply moving letters, meditations, and prayers which were smuggled out to friends and family members. These writings reveal a man profoundly changed in the crucible of suffering - a once-arrogant, impatient priest transformed into a herald.
In With Bound Hands, we get a glimpse of Nazi persecution against Christians as we witness the imprisonment, and ultimate death, of Nazi resister and Jesuit priest Alfred Delp's struggle to maintain his faith in the face of imminent death. During Delp's six-month incarceration and persecution at the hands of the Nazis, he writes of his fear, sadness, and anger, and then of his transformation from an "unholy character into a saint." This book tells the absorbing story of a Jesuit hero who found redemption as he plumbed the depths of evil.

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Table des matières

Tegel Prison
73
25
82
8
92
9
101
Into the Fire
143
Inferno
159
After the Trial
173
Final Days
199
Epilogue
215
Notes
223
Bibliography
229
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À propos de l'auteur (2003)

Mary Frances Coady is a freelance writer and teacher. She is the author of four other books, including The Hidden Way: The Life and Influence of Almire Pichon and three books for children and young adults. Her short fiction has appeared in various literary journals. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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