Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the most influential Christian martyrs in history, bequeathed to humanity a legacy of theological creativity and spirituality that continues to intrigue people from a variety of backgrounds. The stimulus for the writing of Life Together was the closing of the preacher's seminary at Finkenwalde. The treatise contains Bonhoeffer's thoughts about the nature of Christian community based on the common life that he and his seminarians experienced at the seminary and in the "Brother's House" there. Bonhoeffer completed the writing of Life Together in 1938.
Rashid Rida and Muhammad Abduh were both Islamic reformers whose ideas influenced 20 century islamist thinkers in developing a political philosophy of an “Islamic state.” In Interpretations of the Koran Volume 4, Rida and Abduh provides a different insight into the interpretation of the Koran connecting these ideas to the changing political culture of the 20 century.
Markus Mordechai Brann was a historian and rabbi. He studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary and at the University of Breslau. From 1875 to 1883 served as assistant rabbi in Breslau and from 1883 to 1885 as director at Jewish Berlin orphanage. From 1885 to 1891 was rabbi in Pless. From 1891 was in the Breslau Seminar, becoming full professor in 1914. In addition to his scientific activity, was active in various Jewish organizations.
The Message of the Buddha, by K.N. Jayatilleke, was published posthumously, and contains material that he had been working on at the time of his death. Jayatilleke is an internationally recognized authority on Buddhist Philosophy who is well known for his work on the beginnings of ideas relating to the Theory of Knowledge in pre Buddhist Indian thought and their development in early Buddhism.