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    Childhood and Background Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the theologist, pastor, and anti-Nazi activist, was born February 4, 1906. He was born in Breslau, Germany and grew up in a loving, broadminded, household. Having 7 siblings whom all grew to be confident, successful adults, had a big impact on who Dietrich was as a person. As a family they were taught to be outspoken, religious, at least by their mother, and social butterflies. Dietrich was the youngest of his 3 brothers and was treated as such. The oldest brother, Karl Bonhoeffer, a chemist, had a very close relationship with Dietrich. Their mother, Paula von Hase, homeschooled Dietrich till the age of 8. She was a middle and high school teacher in an all girls school, in Königsberg, Germany. Paula was from a wealthy, upper class, family full of pastors and theologists. Unlike Paula’s aristocrat background, Dietrich’s father took honor in being a self made middle-class-man. Dietrich’s father, Karl Bonhoeffer, was the son of a doctor. Having…

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    The book Discipleship was written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and was published in 1937. It was his fourth volume of sixteen and has also been published under the title The Cost of Discipleship. Bonhoeffer was a pastor in Germany that was later arrested, imprisoned and executed by the Nazis. Discsipleship is based on the belief that being a Christian and follower of Jesus comes at a cost, which is why he literally differentiates between costly grace and cheap grace. Costly grace is what is required.…

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    Dietrich Bonhoeffer lived a life that was fully dedicated to God. He was born into a religious family and decided at an early age that he was going to share the gospel with everyone he possibly could by becoming a pastor. Bonhoeffer went to seminary for a few years and then ran the Confessing Church- which pledged it’s allegiance to Jesus Christ first, not the government. The church was unfortunately shut down by the Nazi government. Later in his life Bonhoeffer was arrested and hanged for his…

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    their full reward! 3 But when you give to the poor, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be done in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. In this passage we find a theme express over and over again; do you know what it is? Here is a hint: Reward… (Please expand with your thoughts). Dietrich Bonhoeffer once quoted: “Waiting is an art that our impatient age has forgotten. It wants to break open the ripe fruit when it has…

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    For example, Dietrich Bonhoeffer helped jews to escape in the death camps. There were also a few students of Munich university who were distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, displaying posters and writing graffiti. Colonel Claus von Staffenburg placed a bomb under hitler's table. When Hitler arrived the bomb exploded and 5 people died but Hitler only suffered minor injuries. This shows that there was opposition groups that the bystanders could have supported to overthrow Hitler's regime. However, a…

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    Introduction The progression of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer represents a true introspective paradox. As a leader in the ecumenical movement and the Confessing Church, his active involvement in the separation from the German Church (Reichskirche) and the resistance plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler is an intriguing study of inner conflict and leadership. Dietrich Bonhoeffer represents a prime example of transformational leadership, and he is considered to be one of the greatest influences…

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    Dietrich Bonhoeffer: a theologian, pastor, conspirator, and martyr was born in 1906 with in Brelau, Germany. From the age of fourteen in 1920, Bonhoeffer knew he was destined for the life of a theologian. However, he came from a family of brothers who considered the church to be “a poor, feeble, boring, petty, bourgeois institution.” He was an identical twin, and one of 8 children in his large family. Surprisingly, Bonhoeffer did not grow up in a family of theologians, but actually in a family…

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    In Bonhoeffer's book Life Together, Bonhoeffer overviews the importance of community within the Christian faith. He does so not just based on his own personal preferences, but based on scripture and the convictions the Holy Spirit. Throughout the book, the author is trying to say what the meaning of Christian community is and why it is important for us as Christians to have it. Due to this emphasis, this book is not only a helpful resource for those involved in ministry, but those outside of…

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    someone who is hardworking. Role models are people who you want to be like. Dietrich Bonhoeffer should be thought of as a great role model because he was a good, respected writer, he didn’t always just follow the crowd, and he was a martyr since he died for what he believed in. Bonhoeffer was a good, respected writer, which is an important trait for a role model to have. According to an article I read called “Exploring Bonhoeffer’s Writings” by Clifford Green, it said that Dietrich Bonhoeffer…

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