Bonhoeffer Essays

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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    Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a very great man. He did so much to help a race of people that he knew little about and that did nothing for him. He just did it because he knew it was the right thing. Also he did his best to over throw Hitler’s reign by joining different anti activist groups. Even though he did all this he still was a very educated man. He went to high-school and later went on to college. Later in his life he went back to that college to be a teacher there. He also did many other things

  • The Biography of Bonhoeffer

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    The biography Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy showcases the vast contributions that Dietrich Bonhoeffer achieved during a life that was cut suddenly to short. Bonhoeffer is memorable for his activity within an anti-Nazi resistance, founding the Confessing Church, creating many new theological ideas, and being brave enough to enter back into a warzone to stop the ongoing eliminations of innocent people. Although, he was hung weeks before Germany surrendered and Adolf Hitler was conquered

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer And Religion

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    Dietrich Bonhoeffer lived during the time of the Holocaust. He was interested in and influenced by religion from an early age. He always tried to live for God. He was a big part of the anti-Nazi movement. He continues to inspire Christians all over the world. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a very influential theologian who dedicated his whole life to his religion. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born on February 4th, 1906 in Breslau, Germany. He was one of seven children. Dietrich’s father was a university professor

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer Research Paper

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    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a man of love, faithfulness, and integrity was alive during World War II. He was a Gentile who stood up for the Jewish people and others who suffered horribly under Nazi rule. His life has been described in a few simple words: “pastor, prophet, spy, and martyr.” Dietrich loved God, the church, and truth. He was willing to give everything, even his life in order to protect these important rights. On February 4, 1906, Dietrich and his twin sister Sabine were born in Breslau, Germany

  • Experiencing the Nature of Faith and Knowledge through the Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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    the most important questions and decisions in life, those which will eventually influence not only oneself but the rest of the world. In the documentary film Bonhoeffer, we learn about the life of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer who, witnessing the injustice against humanity, courageously opposed Adolf Hitler. With strong morals, Bonhoeffer became a conspirator against the crimes of the Nazi regime as he was able to understand the world through the eyes of Christ. His passion and commitment to

  • Bonhoeffer Reflection

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    in service to and for one another” (Bonhoeffer, 2015, p. 48). This entire book was a ‘wow’ for me and I appreciated the careful spiritual guidance Bonhoeffer provided to his seminary students and to us as readers. He emphasized how critical it is for the entire body of Christ to work together. Bonhoeffer stated how a, “Christian needs others for the sake of Jesus Christ. It means, second, that a Christian comes to others only through Jesus Christ” (Bonhoeffer, 2015, p. 272). Apostle Paul confirmed

  • Observing the Human Condition

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    Human’s, according to the bible, will always be evil because of one action; the action of biting the apple. Films like Fargo, Magnolia, and Pleasantville portray human nature constantly “biting the apple.” These films seem to share many views on how human nature is portrayed with the Bible. Betrayal and forgiveness are two prominent themes in the Bible as well as all three of these films. In particular, the film Magnolia seems to have almost every character commit betrayal of some kind. The one character

  • My Moral Hero

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    this ethical cause, one man, in particular, stands out to me as a compelling “moral hero” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The election of Hitler as chancellor in 1930 saw a politically split and economically-desperate Germany. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a staunch advocate against Hitler from the beginning. Soon after Hitler’s election, Bonhoeffer criticized the Fuhrer and his supporters on the radio. Bonhoeffer, a Christian leader, also raised his concern about the systematic persecution of Germany’s Jewish population

  • Creating a Personal Theology of Leadership

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    individuals were Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Mother Teresa, whose theologies of leadership contributed greatly to shaping the concept of God-centered leadership. Their efforts resonate throughout the church today, and impact church leaders around the world. The Christian Leaders’ Theologies of Leadership Discussed The theology of leadership gleaned from each of these leaders bears the mark of intense faith exercised under drastic conditions. The context in which Dietrich Bonhoeffer developed his theological

  • Woodrow Wilson Research Paper

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    Metaxas Paper What makes a great man great? Some people would say that it is someone who has accomplished great things in spite of hardship, while others would say that it is someone who has a great character that serves to inspire others. These are both good explanations, but they can fail to consider that people who accomplish great things may not be doing the right things, and that people with good beliefs may not be putting them into action. Instead, a great man is someone who possesses both

  • Christianity in Crime and Punishment

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    Christianity in  Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote, " If someone succeded in proving to me that Christ was outside the truth, and if, indeed, the truth was outside Christ, then I would sooner remain with Christ than with the truth" (Frank 68). It was by no means easy for Dostoyevsky to reach this conclusion. In Dostoyevsky's life, one sees that of an intellectual Prodigal Son, returning to the Father In Heaven only after all other available systems of belief

  • What Is Bonhoeffer Life Together?

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    theologically about the Christian life in Life Together. This is initially seen in his life when he felt he had to make a choice; Christianity or Germanism. As with many of us, the choice to live completely for Christ is not always our first choice. With Bonhoeffer, however, this choice would lead to his identity. He believed that a Christian Community makes it possible for us to live the Christian life in the world. As we travel this life together, we will encounter many types of people; believers and unbelievers

  • The Definition of Disciple

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    identifies Jesus’ followers far before the term Christian, exploring its myriad meanings in ... ... middle of paper ... ..." (28:20). Works Cited Arnold, J. Heinrich. Discipleship. Farmington, PA: The Plough Publishing Company, 1994. Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. The Cost of Discipleship. New York: Touchstone, 1959. Donaldon, Terance L. “Guiding Readers—Making Disciples: Discipleship in Matthew’s Narrative Strategy.” In Longenecker, R. N. Patterns of Discipleship in the New Testament. Grand

  • Summary Of The Cost Of Discipleship By Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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    Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor who was martyred for his anti-Nazi stance and helped found the Confessing Church in the early 1930s. One of his most famous works is his book: 'The Cost of Discipleship' where in part 1 where he contrasts cheap and costly grace. Whilst the church of today may be slighly confused at these terms, the Lutheran church of his day defined such graces to be diametrically opposed to each other. To put it simply these were grace that could be demanded but yielded

  • Analysis Of Life Together By Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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    For this paper, I read and analyzed the Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I focused specifically on his writing regarding ‘Christian Community’. Bonhoeffer uses Psalm133, verse 1 as the diving board for his exposition on community, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity” (KJV). Bonhoeffer’s writing centers on the truth that everything given to Christians is a gift of grace. This paper will explore Bonhoeffer’s exposition on the nature of Christian community

  • Summary Of Life Together By Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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    Together.” In this writing, Bonhoeffer tells of his experiences with those of the Finkenwalde Seminary and those who lived in the Brother’s House from 1935 to 1937. Bonhoeffer’s treatise seeks to answer questions about Christian life in community, especially under the status of illegality. Before we dive into the book, I believe that it is important to note some context on Dietrich. According to a biography article written by Tejvan Pettinger, it was 1935 in London, when Bonhoeffer was presented with a

  • To The Little Things

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    later found out that was almost a direct quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a well-known German author… Whatever… Origins aside, it is slightly cliché, yet still holds a great amount of truth; and shaped who I am today. In fact, to my surprise, it wasn’t my first trip to New York, or my first taste of real independence that changed me; it was instead, the soft eyes of an old man and the wise words of my dad (and maybe Dietrich Bonhoeffer) that truly had an impact. For the most part, we tend to skip

  • Bertha's Mistakes

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    Another way to accidentally ruin a person’s life is to become so obsessed with saving money that one forgets to invest in the life that is quickly passing him by. This can ruin a person’s life no matter the age. All types of people can make this mistake from anywhere in the world. There is an elderly woman, Bertha, who lives in a small town. She drives an old, beat up car to save money on gas and works two jobs as a cashier and a waitress. She does not have a husband or any children. She never

  • Ethical Issues: Dietrich Bonhoeffer During The World Wars

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    where decisions are made out of a purely religious view. One such ethical issue was created by the Lutheran pastor called Dietrich Bonhoeffer during the World Wars. His ethical issue was his assistance in the assassination of Adolf Hitler , the leader of the Nazi movement. Firstly, utilitarianism is the view which involves benefiting the majority, which Bonhoeffer likely acted in, like many others who were doing so at the time. During this time, many wanted Hitler and the Nazis killed for their

  • Textual Analysis: Life Together By Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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    The book Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer was actually quite enjoyable to read. I will start this off by saying that I had heard Bonhoeffer’s name before, but I didn’t realize the impact he had on the Christian community. It truly is amazing that his words that were written decades ago still have relevance to today and can change someone’s life. Bonhoeffer brought up some points throughout his book that hit me at my core. Ideas I have wondered about were finally answered when I read this book