Thursday, April 9, 2009

April 9: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, pastor, theologian, friend, educator, ecumenist, community-builder, resister, martyr

On this day in 1945, German pastor, theologian, and resister Dietrich Bonhoeffer was hanged by the Nazis.

More than ever, we need to read his words and study his life.

We also need to learn about the context of his life and work.
A couple of resources:

A timeline of Bonhoeffer's life and some of the events in and around it.

Last year's post, with links.

1 comment:

Fran said...

I love him. I have a quotation from him under the clear plastic pad on my desk.