Today is the anniversary of the death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I'll try to find time later to write a bit about him or at least to post some good quotes. Those of you who know me know how important Bonhoeffer is to me and that I teach his work. It's another busy day in academe and I don't want to burn the 2 a.m. oil again, so for now, see this post in the Sojourners/Wallis neighborhood of the blogosphere.
Now that I think of it, I can probably pull some things from last semester's "Radical Theologians of Europe and North America" course website (closed to the public, which is why I can't link you directly) and upload them here. Stay tuned.
The Episcopal Church calendar lists B's feast day as April 10, at least in this year's edition, but the anniversary is in fact today, April 9.
Here's a good Episcopal link about Bonhoeffer. More coming, though. (And we really should read something from our Lutheran sisters and brothers!) The essay on that link says that some of B's statements in Letters and Papers from Prison "baffle the reader." It depends which reader! Those are probably the statements that spoke most deeply to some of my students -- and to Dorothee Sölle, and to me.
Either way, tolle, lege.