Dietrich Bonhoeffer


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Noun1.Dietrich Bonhoeffer - German Lutheran theologian and pastor whose works concern Christianity in the modern world; an active opponent of Nazism, he was arrested and sent to Buchenwald and later executed (1906-1945)
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He explores the negative construction of the other in history, such as by the Nazis, in refugee crises, and in the post-war European project; the criminal justice system that exacerbates pejorative othering through the excessive use of punishment and prison; moral responses that challenge the production of the relegated and demonized other, by individuals like Albert Schweitzer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Hans Kung, Bernhard Anderson, and Immanuel Kant; and how to transcend the other and establish conditions of existence that benefit everyone.
She looks at Boethius and Dietrich Bonhoeffer as philosophers and theologians writing in defense of their ideas, and Thomas More and Antonio Gramsci as politicians in dialogue with established concepts of church and state.
"Not to speak is to speak and not to act is to act," wrote Dietrich Bonhoeffer. For those of us not in a border state, it is time to speak.
The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler.
Biermann builds a two-realms approach to Christian cultural engagement that is framed by Dietrich Bonhoeffer's four mandates of work, marriage, government, and church (Biermann argues for Bonhoeffer's consistency with Luther).
Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella is no Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the so-called Protestant saint who struggled to preach God in the godless world of Hitler.
Since Dietrich Bonhoeffer's death in 1945, executed by the Nazis as a political dissident, he has continued to fascinate and compel succeeding generations of readers as a theologian, witness, and martyr.
Synopsis: "Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Ecumenical Quest" by British historian, theologian, and ecumenist Keith Clements aims to show how and why for Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from the conclusion of his student years in Berlin to his death on the Nazi gallows at Flossenburg, the ecumenical movement was central to his concerns.
The bulk of our articles consists of presentations from two events: a conference on "The Economy of Life" held at Chennai, India in late October 2014, and the launch of a new book in March 2015 on the ecumenical involvement of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. And in the midst, we are delighted to extend our series of reflections 50 years after Vatican II with a significant contribution from Konrad Raiser.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed for his opposition to Hitler in the concentation camp in Flossenburg, Germany, in April 1945, just three weeks before Hitler committed suicide.