"Dorothee Soelle was one of the most evocative (and provocative!) voices in the Christian theological discourse of our era. Influenced by some of the leading thinkers of the 20th century (Gogarten, Kaesemann, Buber, Heidegger and others), and shocked into action by the post-war revelations about her nation and society, Soelle realized more than most that the 'theology of the cross' is a political theology. Renate Wind's biography, in this excellent translation, is a much-needed and lucid guide to the works of this inspired and fearless Christian witness." -- Douglas John Hall "McGill University"