Todt first discusses Bonhoeffer's theology and ethics and then focuses on contemporary history. He especially concerns himself with the present tasks in theology and in the church, clearing a path for understanding our way of life through theology's eyes.
One of the twentieth century's best theological ethicists, Todt said that the further he went, the closer he got to Bonhoeffer. In Authentic Faith, he shows an understanding of Bonhoeffer's spirit that makes this book a must for the shelves of any Bonhoeffer scholar and all students of social and theological ethics.
Heinz Eduard Todt (1918-1991) taught at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He published extensive works in German, many of which have been translated into English.