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By Bonhoeffer, Dietrich; Hitler, Adolf; Hitler, Adolf; Metaxas, Eric; Bonhoeffer, Dietrich

"Bonhoeffer" offers a profoundly orthodox Christian theologian whose religion led him to boldly confront the best evil of the 20 th century, and uncovers never-before-revealed evidence, together with the tale of his passionate romance.

summary: "Bonhoeffer" provides a profoundly orthodox Christian theologian whose religion led him to boldly confront the best evil of the 20 th century, and uncovers never-before-revealed evidence, together with the tale of his passionate romance

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Neither law nor cheap grace can do that. This lapse couldn’t happen to us, today, surely, could it? Certainly it could. We still have a lot of legalism and moralism in our churches. In reaction to that, many Christians want to talk only about God’s love and acceptance. They don’t like talking about Jesus’ death on the cross to satisfy divine wrath and justice. ” Yet if they are not careful, they run the risk of falling into the belief in “cheap grace”—a non-costly love from a non-holy God who just loves and accepts us as we are.

They “watched the mists from the meadows waft and rise along the fir-trees,” Sabine noted, and they watched dusk fall. When the moon appeared, they sang “Der Mond ist Aufgegangen”: Der Mond ist aufgegangen, die goldnen Sternlein prangen am Himmel hell und klar! ** The worlds of folklore and religion were so mingled in early twentieth-century German culture that even families who didn’t go to church were often deeply Christian. ” German culture was inescapably Christian. This was a result of the legacy of Martin Luther, the Catholic monk who invented Protestantism.

This is his story. 5 CHAPTER 1 FAMILY AND CHILDHOOD The rich world of his ancestors set the standards for Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s own life. It gave him a certainty of judgment and manner that cannot be acquired in a single generation. He grew up in a family that believed the essence of learning lay not in a formal education but in the deeply rooted obligation to be guardians of a great historical heritage and intellectual tradition. —EBERHARD BETHGE In the winter of 1896, before the aforementioned older couple had met, they were invited to attend an “open evening” at the house of the physicist Oscar Meyer.

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