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  • bonhoeffer on what a christian under the cross can offer that a secular therapist cannot

    09/11/2014 7:50:13 AM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies
    TGC ^ | 9/8/14 | Justin Taylor
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: Whoever lives beneath the cross of Jesus, and has discerned in the cross of Jesus the utter ungodliness of all people and of their own hearts, will find there is no sin that can ever be unfamiliar. Whoever has once been appalled by the horror of their own sin, which nailed Jesus to the cross, will no longer be appalled by even the most serious sin of another Christian; rather they know the human heart from the cross of Jesus. Such persons know how totally lost is the human heart in sin and weakness, how it...
  • Was Dietrich Bonhoeffer gay? A new biography raises questions

    07/07/2014 8:15:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Religion News ^ | 07/05/2014 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    A new biography is raising questions about the life and relationships of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, an anti-Nazi dissident whose theological writings remain widely influential among Christians. Both left-leaning and right-leaning Christians herald the life and writings of Bonhoeffer, who was hanged for his involvement in the unsuccessful plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944. Bonhoeffer was engaged to a woman at the time of his execution, observing that he had lived a full life even though he would die a virgin. The new biography, “Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer,” from University of Virginia religious studies professor Charles Marsh, implies...
  • Video - "Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Truth & Lying,"

    10/27/2013 12:32:05 PM PDT · by RCB-Catholic · 1 replies
    TonyBlairFaithFoundation ^ | 4/2004 | Stanley Martin
    video starts to get to business at the 8 min mark. Dietrich Bonhoeffer is well known for his heroic opposition to the Nazis. Dr. Hauerwas' lecture examines Bonhoeffer's understanding of lying and why it's approporiate to hold politics to a higher standard of truthful speech. This relationship between truth and politics is a particular challenge for democratic regimes. From the University of California, Berkeley series, "Burke Lectureship on Religion & Society"
  • Bonhoeffer, the little-heralded hero

    04/09/2013 7:55:59 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 35 replies
    courier press ^ | 3-23-13 | david coker
    For the past several years toward the end of the Lenten season, I have been reminded of the sad yet heroic life and times of the brave German theologian and scholar, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Although rarely discussed in popular culture, it was on April 8, 1945, that Bonhoeffer, the young, patriot pastor, led his last worship service one week after Easter at a church associated with the Flossenburg concentration camp in the isolated Bavaria town near the Czechoslovakian border. So who exactly was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and what did he do nearly 70 years ago that he continues to be remembered as...
  • Bonhoeffer's Birthday -- The Relevance of Costly Grace

    02/06/2013 10:36:51 AM PST · by hiho hiho · 11 replies
    BreakPoint ^ | February 4, 2013 | Eric Metaxas
    Today is Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s birthday. Since my book on him was published three years ago, fascination with the young German pastor continues to grow. The interest is so great I’ve recently been asked to do a ten-city Bonhoeffer tour. I have to ask myself: Why are so many people intrigued by Bonhoeffer? The answer, I believe, is that the message of Bonhoeffer's life is hugely relevant today—especially when it comes to the growing threats against religious freedom. Thoughtful people see the handwriting on the wall: First there's the HHS mandate, which demands that religious organizations buy insurance that covers abortion-inducing...
  • Benghazi Investigator Slams America and ‘Islamophobes’

    11/02/2012 6:08:08 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 19 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 02NOV12 | Matthew Vadum
    America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities. So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The talk was on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia,” a make-believe mental illness that Islamists would love to have listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Radical Islam’s stateside defenders frequently accuse anti-terrorism hawks of “McCarthyism,” hurling...
  • Author: Obama’s Contraception Mandate Like Pre-Holocaust Germany (vid)

    02/07/2012 6:26:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/7/12 | msnbc
    On MSNBC’s Jansing and Co. author Eric Metaxas compared the Obama's administration's encroachment on religious freedoms to Nazi Germany. “I met the president. I gave him a copy of my book on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which he said he’s going to read,” Metaxas said during the interview. “In that book, you read about what happened to an amazingly great country called Germany…” “In the beginning, it always starts really, really small. We need to understand as Americans — if we do not see this as a bright line in the sand — if you’re not a Catholic, if you use contraception...
  • No pious baloney [Eric Metaxas' attack on 'phony religiosity' at the National Prayer Breakfast]

    02/04/2012 1:16:39 PM PST · by rhema · 7 replies
    WORLD ^ | 2/2/12 | Emily Belz
    Speakers at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in the nation’s capital usually keep their talks diplomatic. After all, the room is filled with ambassadors, lawmakers from both parties, Cabinet members, and people of various faiths from around the world. But Eric Metaxas, the featured speaker Thursday morning and the author of biographies on Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce, talked to an audience of 4,000 important people about false religion, human depravity, poverty, slavery, and abortion. But the New York author delivered his sharp commentary with his trademark wit, which kept the audience roaring with laughter. The halls of the Washington...
  • Bonhoeffer on America

    12/11/2011 11:31:33 PM PST · by RobbyS · 16 replies
    Ethics by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, | 1949 | Dietrich Bonhoffer
    The American Revolution was almost contemporaneous with the French one, and politically the two were not unconnected; yet they were profoundly different in character. The American democracy is not founded upon the emancipated man bit. quite the contrary, upon the kingdom of God and the limitation of earthly powers by the sovereignty of God. It is indeed significant when, in contrast to the Declaration of the Rights of Man, American historians can say that the federal constitution was written by men who were conscious of original sin and of the wickedness of the human heart. Earthly wielders of power, and...
  • BEING HUMAN IN AN AGE OF UNBELIEF (Must-Read Speech by Abp Chaput!)

    11/08/2011 7:07:30 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Philadelphia ^ | 11/7/11 | Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap.
    In getting ready for tonight, Charles Gray asked me to keep two things in mind.  First, he asked me to remember that we have a mixed audience here in Houston Hall, both Catholic and non-Catholic.  Second, he asked me to explain what Catholics mean when we talk about the “sanctity” of human life, and why the Church deals with issues like abortion so vigorously in the public square.  As it turns out, most of my sources tonight are not Catholic.  That shouldn’t be surprising.  Catholics have no monopoly on respect for human dignity.  Catholics do have a very long tradition...
  • Metaxas Presents Bonhoeffer Uncensored

    09/06/2011 2:39:43 PM PDT · by Monterrosa-24 · 11 replies
    Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy | Self
    Much of the academic treatment of the famous German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer leaves one unaware of the fact that the young pastor was a strict constructionist regarding scripture. Even the film Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace leaves the viewer unaware of his traditional perspective on Biblical truth. Because of the attention received in journals, books, and films many are aware of the courageous stand of Bonhoeffer in the face of Nazi persecution but far fewer learn that he first stood against liberal Biblical “criticism” of Schleiemacher and Harnack. The relatively recent 2010 biography by Eric Metaxas goes far in setting the...
  • If we lose the battle [Dietrich Bonhoeffer on living in totalitarian times]

    07/09/2010 4:27:55 AM PDT · by rhema · 18 replies
    WORLD ^ | 7/3/10 | Marvin Olasky
    Joel Belz's informal survey of WORLD readers (May 8, May 22, June 5 issues) showed that 75 percent were pessimistic concerning the future of America, and more than half of those thought that things would become "really bad." Joel's attitude, and mine, is that horrible times might come, or might not: God is in control, and none of us knows the future. But what if? What if we found ourselves living under dictatorship, with our children and ourselves given daily instructions to kill those who disagree? Our runner-up for book of the year is Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (April...
  • New Bio of Executed WWII Pastor/Spy Reveals U.S. Influence (Bonhoeffer)

    04/10/2010 7:27:10 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 30 replies · 1,184+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/9/2010 | Lauren Green
    On April 9, 1945, 65 years ago today, just a few weeks before an allied offensive brought Germany to its knees and ended World War II in Europe, a young, mild-mannered Lutheran theologian was hanged by the Nazis in Flossenburg Concentration Camp. His crime ... conspiring to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a theological genius of the 20th century, is now emerging as a war hero, martyr and spy. "What is so amazing about the story of Bonhoeffer is that he puts a completely different spin for us as Americans on World War II," says Eric Metaxas, author of "Bonhoeffer:...
  • A Marriage in Full [marital advice from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and from the Book of Ruth]

    11/03/2009 9:53:23 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies · 540+ views
    First Things ^ | May 2008 | Gary A. Anderson
    In 1943, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote a letter from his prison cell in Nazi Germany to a young couple who had just married: Marriage is more than your love for each other. It has a higher dignity and power, for it is God's holy ordinance, through which he wills to perpetuate the human race until the end of time. In your love you see only your two selves in the world, but in marriage you are a link in the chain of the generations, which God causes to come and to pass away to his glory, and calls into his kingdom....
  • Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    06/22/2009 10:17:26 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 25 replies · 1,027+ views
    International Bonhoeffer Society ^ | June 22, 2009 | LQCincinnatus
    Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.—Dietrich Bonhoeffer Question. Silence in the face of murder in the streets of Tehran and a government killing our citizens and soldiers. Vocal support for democratic elections and unseen consequences.
  • Hitler and Christianity

    01/17/2009 3:39:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 39 replies · 1,172+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | 06.09.08 | Selwyn Duke
    Long ago, during the darkest chapter of the 20th century, a movie was released entitled Hitler’s Children. While the film is virtually forgotten, I cannot forget a certain scene involving some words a Nazi official uttered to a dissident, a heroic Catholic bishop. Dripping with contempt, the officer said (I’m paraphrasing), “In a few years, the churches will be empty.” It was a thought he obviously relished. Ah, Hollywood and its fiction … or, is this a snapshot of history, a rare case in which Tinseltown’s art imitated life? For many people, such a question seems rhetorical. They “know” Nazism...
  • Why German Christians Elected and Supported Hitler

    11/13/2008 8:40:57 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 116 replies · 2,499+ views
    Worship.com ^ | Oct 10, 2008 | Josh Riley
    Economy in a freefall. Political rhetoric. An apathetic electorate dismayed by the slide of their country into irrelevence. Theological liberalism. Doctrinal indifference. America, 2008? No. Germany, just before electing Adolf Hitler to lead their country, with the apparent support of the majority of those who considered themselves Christians. We're rereading a book []by Erwin Lutzer []. In it Lutzer looks at the holocaust and the rise of Hitler and asks the question: where was the Church? This book is a fascinating read, particularly in this time of economic upheaval and election year rhetoric. [snip]Did you know that Hitler was elected...
  • Denver archbishop slams Pelosi on Church teachings and abortion

    08/25/2008 1:51:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 70 replies · 435+ views
    CNA ^ | August 25, 2008
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi / Archbishop Chaput Denver, Aug 25, 2008 / 03:27 pm (CNA).- In a statement eloquently titled “On the Separation of Sense and State,” the Archbishop of Denver, Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., and his Auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley harshly criticized Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, for giving a confusing view of the Catholic Church’s teaching on abortion, during a Sunday interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”“Catholic public leaders inconvenienced by the abortion debate” –says the statement- “tend to take a hard line in talking about the ‘separation of Church and state.’  But their idea...
  • Hillary, Bonhoeffer, and the Meaning of Truth

    12/20/2007 6:28:13 AM PST · by vietvet67 · 3 replies · 96+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 20, 2007 | Miguel A. Guanipa
    In his seminal work on Ethics the German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote that "it is worse for a liar to tell the truth than for a lover of truth to tell a lie." At first glance, coming from a brilliant mind such as Bonhoeffer's, this conclusion would seem a worrisome contradiction. Generally, the act of speaking the truth, from a person whose natural inclination is to lie, should be viewed as a positive and a hopeful trend in that person's character development; a turn in the right direction; whereas a lie coming from the mouth of a person whom we...
  • A Hitler dilemma (Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Is it right for Christians to kill?)

    04/18/2006 6:12:43 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 105 replies · 1,753+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, April 14, 2006 | Andrew Walker
    Many people might have no doubts about being prepared to kill Hitler. But what if you were a prominent theologian? A noted pacifist? What then? That was exactly the dilemma that faced Dietrich Bonhoeffer, born 100 years ago, and one that led to his own death. In the grey early morning of 9 April 1945, only weeks before the end of the war in Europe, a 39 year-old German Lutheran pastor was led naked to the gallows at Flossenbürg concentration camp in Bavaria. As he walked to his death, he could hear the American artillery, the liberators who would arrive...
  • Bonhoeffer (Documentary on PBS MONDAY Feb6)

    02/05/2006 7:09:41 PM PST · by VOA · 43 replies · 847+ views
    pbs.org ^ | current (2-5-06) | uncredited
    from the PBS website for "Bonhoeffer": He was born into a comfortable, upper middle class family and he risked it all to join the German Resistance. He had deep respect for human life, but he committed himself to joining plots to assassinate Hitler. Facing the death sentence in prison, he wrote some of the most compelling theology of the 20th century. (snip) Bonhoeffer is the compelling story of one man’s struggle against Nazism and its intimidation of the German Church. His legacy includes a poignant body of work that documents his struggles to determine the will of God and his...
  • Bonhoeffer's Message: No Compromise With Evil (100th Anniversay of His Birth)

    02/04/2006 5:02:10 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 11 replies · 219+ views
    Madison.com ^ | February 3, 2006 | Steve Argo
    Seekers of peace and social justice should take note of today's 100th birthday celebration of the life of German theologian and Nazi resister Dietrich Bonhoeffer. As much as anyone - and as early as anyone - Bonhoeffer spoke out against the wickedness of Adolf Hitler's regime and took some of the most significant actions to thwart it. It was Bonhoeffer and a small circle of Lutheran ministers who first condemned the virulent anti-Semitism and reawakened militarism in Germany. It was Bonhoeffer who most loudly denounced his country's suicidal summons for war. It was Bonhoeffer who attacked the timidity of German...
  • A question on Bonhoeffer's religion

    09/18/2003 9:22:56 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 24 replies · 363+ views
    FR ^ | N/A | N/A
    I've read a bit about the German resistance to Hitler, of which Bonhoeffer was a key figure. It is not hard to find his views on NAZIism, and politics, but I haven't been able to find much on Bonhoeffer's actual religious views - besides being willing to stand up for Christianity in the face of NAZI atheism and attempted pagan/Christian fusion. So, by modern American standards would he be an evangelical? Main-line protestant (I find this doubtful)? Other? Thanks for the help freepers!