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  Biographie: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1906-1945
Bonhoeffer lernt Karl Barth (1886-1968) in Bonn kennen.
Nach Adolf Hitlers Ernennung zum Reichskanzler reist Bonhoeffer nach Großbritannien und übernimmt die Betreuung der deutschen evangelischen Gemeinde in London-Sydenham.
Bonhoeffer lehnt eine Berufung in die USA ab und kehrt kurz vor Beginn des Zweiten Weltkriegs von einer Vortragsreise aus Nordamerika nach Deutschland zurück.
www.dhm.de /lemo/html/biografien/BonhoefferDietrich   (413 words)

 Dietrich Bonhoeffer [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Bonhoeffer's role in the conspiracy was one of courier and diplomat to the British government on behalf of the resistance, since Allied support was essential to stopping the war.
Bonhoeffer, in effect, was formulating the ethical basis for when the performance of certain extreme actions, such as political assassination, were required of a morally responsible person, while at the same time attempting to overthrow the Third Reich in what everyone expected to be a very bloody coup d'etat.
Bonhoeffer illustrates this notion of selfless action by contrasting the behavior of Jesus in the New Testament to that of the Pharisee.
www.iep.utm.edu /b/bonhoeff.htm   (3147 words)

 Dietrich Bonhoeffer Encyclopedia Article @ ArtisticNudity.com (Artistic Nudity)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (February 4, 1906 – April 9, 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian and participant in the German resistance movement against Nazism.
Bonhoeffer was born in Breslau, Germany (now Wrocław, Poland) into a middle to upper-class professional family.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer is considered a martyr for his faith; in the mid-1990s, the German Government officially absolved him of any "crimes" he might have committed pursuant to the positive law of the National Socialist regime.
www.artisticnudity.com /encyclopedia/Dietrich_Bonhoeffer   (2179 words)

 Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Bonhoeffer's importance begins with his opposition to the Nazi party and its influence in the German church during the rise of Hitler.
As unsettling as Bonhoeffer's Ethics may be, it is a refreshing call to the contemporary church to repent and return to a life characterized by prayer, the traditional mark of the early church.
Bonhoeffer's significance is difficult to assess completely and accurately, but two observations may help as we come to an end of our examination of his work.
www.leaderu.com /orgs/probe/docs/bonhoeffer.html   (2858 words)

 EKD: Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland - "Dietrich Bonhoeffer — ein evangelischer Heiliger" - Eröffnungsvortrag ...
EKD: Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland - "Dietrich Bonhoeffer — ein evangelischer Heiliger" - Eröffnungsvortrag beim Internationalen Bonhoefferkongress in Breslau
Wiederkehr von Dietrich Bonhoeffers Geburtstag, wandte sich ein mutiger und weitsichtiger Historiker, Klemens Klemperer, an den Heiligen Stuhl mit der Anregung, Dietrich Bonhoeffer selig oder gar heilig zu sprechen.
Bonhoeffer verband ein weites ökumenisches Engagement mit einem sehr persönlichen Einsatz für Deutschland.
www.ekd.de /vortraege/060203_huber_breslau.html   (2461 words)

 Boston Collaborative Encyclopedia of Western Theology: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
For these reasons Bonhoeffer was deeply attached to Harnack in particular and the German liberal tradition in general; thus, in spite of the fact that he took part in the neo-orthodox rebellion against liberal theology, he never could despise the liberal heritage out of which he came.
Bonhoeffer argued that, based upon a true Lutheran formulation, the ethical existence must be grounded in the objective Word of God in Christ and not in the person’s subjectivity (what Bonhoeffer later calls a good or bad "conscious" (E 39)).
Bonhoeffer planned to write a book that gave a non-religious interpretation of Christian concepts, but before he had the chance he was executed for his part in the attempt to assassinate Hitler.
people.bu.edu /wwildman/WeirdWildWeb/courses/mwt/dictionary/mwt_themes_780_bonhoeffer.htm   (3255 words)

 Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born in Breslau on February 4, 1906, the sixth child of Karl and Paula Bonhoeffer.
Paula Bonhoeffer chose to educate her children in their early years at home, observing that "Germans have their backbones broken twice in life: first in the schools, secondly in the military." Her emphasis on a strong moral and intellectual character was shared throughout the Bonhoeffer family.
Bonhoeffer, however, in his life, writings and protest against the excesses of Nazism vis-a-vis European Jewry, embodies the true purpose of the Protestant Church, which is the "spirit of protest" against excesses and wrongs.
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 Christian History - Dietrich Bonhoeffer - 131 Christians Everyone Should Know
Bonhoeffer's skill at the piano, in fact, led some in his family to believe he was headed for a career in music.
Bonhoeffer spent two years in prison, corresponding with family and friends, pastoring fellow prisoners, and reflecting on the meaning of "Jesus Christ for today." As the months progressed, be began outlining a new theology, penning enigmatic lines that had been inspired by his reflections on the nature of Christian action in history.
Bonhoeffer's prison correspondence was eventually edited and published as Letters and Papers from Prison, which inspired much controversy and the "death of God" movement of the 1960s (though Bonhoeffer's close friend and chief biographer, Eberhard Bethge, said Bonhoeffer implied no such thing).
www.christianitytoday.com /history/special/131christians/bonhoeffer.html   (1395 words)

 Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Theopedia
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 1945) was a German Lutheran theologian and pastor.
Bonhoeffer was involved in various schemes formulated by members of the German Military Intelligence Office to assassinate Adolf Hitler and in March 1943 was arrested, imprisoned and ultimately hanged just before the end of the Second World War in Europe.
Bonhoeffer attended college in Tübingen, received his doctorate in theology from the University of Berlin and was ordained in the Lutheran church.
www.theopedia.com /Dietrich_Bonhoeffer   (763 words)

 Review: Bonhoeffer, Unplugged   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From his prison cell in Tegel, Bonhoeffer wrote poignant sermons on the occasions of the wedding of Renate, his niece, and Bethge in May 1943 and the baptism of their son, his namesake, one year later.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was first published in the United States in an English translation in 1970, the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death by hanging at the hands of the Nazis.
Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom, a dramatization by Focus on the Family Radio Theatre, won the 1997 Peabody Award and a new film, Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace, premiered on PBS in June 2000 after winning the top honor at the Monte Carlo TV Festival.
www.marshillreview.com /reviews/bonhoeffer.shtm   (1162 words)

 Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Ecumenical Vision
Bonhoeffer himself realized this in the early months of the Kirchenkampf;it was one factor in his decision to leave Germany in October 1933 for a parish in London.
Bonhoeffer led futile protests against the Confessing Church's 1938 decision to allow pastors to swear an oath of loyalty to the Fürhrer and the wartime "legalization" of Confessing pastors (in which they made some concessions to the official church in return for financial and career security).
Bonhoeffer combined a deep theological grounding in his own tradition with a very ecumenical understanding of the consequences of his belief and the role of the Christian church.
www.religion-online.org /showarticle.asp?title=191   (2588 words)

 Hermes Donald Kreilkamp: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Prophet of Human Solidarity
Bonhoeffer did not hesitate to criticize the structure of the church and the concept of religion which prevailed in the Germany of his day as an anachronism, based on a paternalistic society which held masses of people in tow to its tutelage.
Bonhoeffer's analysis of the reasons for the failure of the liberal humanists of his day, who simply did their duty without giving it much thought, bears careful study today, as does his own analysis as to why he chose to do what he did.
Bonhoeffer was, moreover, to the end, optimistic about the possibility of such a future, despite the obvious failure of his own efforts to achieve it.
www.spiritualitytoday.org /spir2day/843625kreilkamp.html   (3611 words)

 Dietrich Bonhoeffer - explorefaith
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was a theologian, pastor and martyr who lived in relative obscurity for most of his brief life but who, sixty years after his death, exercises the religious imagination like few others.
Bonhoeffer was unusual, in fact, in the way he was able to integrate Christian ministry with the academic discipline of theology.
Bonhoeffer was a leader in the Confessing Church movement that sought to withstand National Socialism’s encroachments, but he found it difficult to convince even fellow “confessors” of the need to defend the regime’s racial victims.
www.explorefaith.org /saints/bonhoeffer.html   (930 words)

 Dietrich Bonhoeffer Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born on Feb. 4, 1906, in Breslau, the sixth of eight children.
From 1940 to 1943 Bonhoeffer worked on a study of Christian ethics, which was grounded in the biblical Christ as the concrete unity between God and the world.
Bonhoeffer described modern secularization as the world's "coming of age" from earlier religious and metaphysical dependencies into autonomous ways of understanding and coping with life.
www.bookrags.com /biography/dietrich-bonhoeffer   (738 words)

 Dietrich Bonhoeffer Short biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The following story will give the reader some sense of the ...
Bonhoeffer took a copy of the resolution to the German consul in Sofia, to prove that Nazi policies toward the Jews were damaging Germany's image abroad.
Bonhoeffer's response to the November 9 pogrom reflected his growing conviction of the significance, for Christians, of the persecution of the Jews.
Bonhoeffer was charged with conspiring to rescue Jews; of using his travels abroad for non-intelligence matters; and of misusing his intelligence position to keep Confessing Church pastors out of the military and for his own ecumenical work.
www.believersweb.org /view.cfm?ID=980   (5016 words)

 Bonhoeffer Documentary - About Dietrich Bonhoeffer
But Bonhoeffer formulated his theology and ethics in the crucible of a long and ultimately fatal struggle with the Nazi regime in Germany.
Al Staggs provides a one-man portrayal (live and on videotape) of Bonhoeffer, underscoring the profound influence of fellow Union Theological student, Frank Fisher, an African-American friend who introduced Dietrich to the blight of racism in America.
Prisoner Bonhoeffer expresses moral outrage against the Nazi treatment of Jews and explains how that outrage led him to become involved in the German resistance movement, a commitment that would result in his being executed by hanging on April 9, 1945.
www.bonhoeffer.com /bon2.htm   (768 words)

 Biography: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, pastor and theologian (10 Apr 1945)
Bonhoeffer was born in 1906, son of a professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Berlin.
Bonhoeffer had been taught not to "resist the powers that be," but he came to believe that to do so was sometimes the right choice.
"Bonhoeffer believed that only those who were imprisoned because of their proclamation or actions in the service of the church belonged on the prayer list, but not those imprisoned as political conspirators," he said.
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 Dietrich Bonhoeffer - General Teachings/Activities
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was a neo-orthodox German theologian, pastor, preacher, radio broadcaster, and prolific writer in the 1930s and early-1940s, during the rise, rule, and downfall of Adolph Hitler.
Bonhoeffer was in reality did not adhere to biblical literalism and subsequent fundamental beliefs, a religious humanist, that of the historical Christ, as opposed to the traditional one, who denied virtually every one-sided doctrine of the tradional non-mystical Christian faith.
Bonhoeffer readily acknowledged "the debt he owes to liberal theology." Declaring that it was impossible to know the objective truth about Christ's real nature and essence, Bonhoeffer proclaimed that God was dead.
www.escapefromwatchtower.com /dietrichbonhoeffer.html   (1508 words)

 Deitrich Bonhoeffer
In the face of such ministerial cowardice Bonhoeffer warned his colleagues that they ought not to pursue converting Hitler; what they had to ensure was that they were converted themselves.
Bonhoeffer always knew that it is where we are, by God’s providence, that we are to exercise the ministry God has given us.
Bonhoeffer was removed from the prison and taken to Flossenburg, an extermination camp in the Bavarian forest.
www.victorshepherd.on.ca /Heritage/deitrich.htm   (749 words)

 Amazon.com: The Cost of Discipleship: Books: Dietrich Bonhoeffer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor and theologian, was an exemplar of sacrificial faith: he opposed the Nazis from the first and was eventually imprisoned in Buchenwald and hung by the Gestapo in 1945.
DIETRICH BONHOEFFER was born in Breslau on February 4th, 1906, the son of a university professor and leading authority on psychiatry and neurology.
Bonhoeffer was under persecution by a political regime that he knew to be the epitome of evil.
www.amazon.com /Cost-Discipleship-Dietrich-Bonhoeffer/dp/0684815001   (2975 words)

 Bonhoeffer and the Future of Faith
The Lutheran pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer was hanged by the Nazi government in 1945 for activities in opposition to the German state.
Bonhoeffer with pastors of the Confessing Church in 1939.
Bonhoeffer is second from left, Eberhard Bethge, to whom many of the prison letters are written and who became the martyr's biographer, is fourth from the right.
www.etss.edu /hts/hts3/info19.htm   (4683 words)

 Glimpses bulletin #63: Bonhoeffer on real christianity
Bonhoeffer was condemned for his involvement in "Operation 7," a rescue mission that had helped a small group of Jews over the German border and into Switzerland.
The Center houses the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works project, serves as an ongoing institute to study his life and theology, is a national clearinghouse on Bonhoeffer materials and conducts annual seminars.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Memories and Perspectives is a detailed examination of his life and teachings with firsthand accounts of those most intimately associated with him.
chi.gospelcom.net /GLIMPSEF/Glimpses/glmps063.shtml   (1396 words)

 Amazon.com: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Witness to Jesus Christ (Making of Modern Theology): Books: Dietrich Bonhoeffer,John ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bonhoeffer is no arm-chair theologian, but rather someone who put his theology into action, and became a modern-day martyr for his beliefs in what the gospel of Jesus Christ requires.
Bonhoeffer was executed in 1945 for his part in the attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler, believing that what was finally required of Christian witness in Germany at the time was direct action against the evil that he embodied and perpetuated.
Bonhoeffer was never a bone fide academic systematic theologian, but his writings, including those pieces he wrote in prison, have become classics of Christian literature.
www.amazon.com /Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Witness-Christ-Theology/dp/0800634047   (1622 words)

 Westminster Abbey - Abbey Tour - 20th Centry Martyrs - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
DIETRICH BONHOEFFER was born on 4 February 1906 in Breslau.
Bonhoeffer saw Nazism to be a counter- religion and a danger to Christianity.
In October 1933 Bonhoeffer moved to England to be pastor to two German-speaking parishes in the London area.
www.westminster-abbey.org /tour/martyrs/7_db.htm   (537 words)

 Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dietrich Bonhoffer was one such man, a modern martyr whose crucible experience at the hands of the Nazis created a new understanding of the cost of discipleship.
Bonhoeffer felt an immediate disgust for the Nazis, which unfortunately wasn’t shared by the majority of his fellow churchmen.
The legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer is in no way diminished by the tragedy of his needless death, so close to the war’s conclusion.
www.cbneurope.com /spirituallife/testimonies/dietrich_bonhoeffer.asp   (629 words)

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