Dietrich Bonhoeffer

318px-Bietigheim-hrdlicka-Portraet-Bonhoefer_p1160185Nowadays is very rare to find people like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, because each of us is looking for personal interests. Faith and values are often sacrificed on the altar of opportunism, and almost nobody runs the risk to lose something for the common good. Bonhoeffer is a man who was able to do that …

“Dietrich Bonhoeffer was the sixth child of Karl and Paula Bonhoeffer, born in Breslau, Germany, on February 4, 1906. He completed his studies in Tübingen and Berlin. In 1928, he served as vicar in the German parish in Barcelona; and in 1930, he completed his theological examinations at Union Seminary in New York. During this period, he became active in the ecumenical movement and accumulated international contacts that would later aid his efforts in the resistance.

In 1931, Bonhoeffer took a teaching position with the theological faculty in Berlin. There he produced many of his theological writings, in which he took a traditional viewpoint in Jewish-Christian relations, believing that the Jewish people must ultimately accept Jesus as the Messiah. This theological work greatly increased his prominence in the Christian German community.” (read more here)

Simone Venturini


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