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Friday, March 17, 2006

An Endlessly Fascinating Man

“Our coming of age leads us to a true recognition of our situation before God. God would have us know that we must live as those who manage our lives without God. The God who is with us is the God who forsakes us. The God who lets us live in the world without the working hypotheses of God is the God before whom we stand continuously. Before God and with God we live without God.
…God is weak and powerless in the world and that is precisely the way, the only way in which he is with us to help us.”
-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in a letter to Eberhard Bethge, dated July 16th, 1944, from his book Letters And Papers From Prison, p.219.

I have read so many of Bonhoeffer's books, and so many about him. I find him endlessly fascinating.
He was a German Lutheran pastor/theologian, executed April 9th, 1945, by Hitler's Nazi-henchmen.
I intend to write at length one day of Bonhoeffer's idea of "religionless Christianity."
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945).


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