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About Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, and anti-Nazi dissident during the early 20th century.
Bonhoeffer first studied theology in Germany. Afterward, he went to study in America, and brought back African-American spirituals. When he returned to Germany, Bonhoeffer's career was greatly damaged by the Nazi Party's rise to power. Bonhoeffer was highly against the Nazis and their influence in the church. Because of this, Bonhoeffer and Martin Niemöller founded the Confessing Church. In 1941, Bonhoeffer became an agent for Abwher, which was the main anti-Hitler resistance. Due to his involvement with the Abwher, he was caught and executed in April,1945.
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Famous quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.Dietrich Bonhoeffer
God's truth judges created things out of love, and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred.Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Human love has little regard for the truth. It makes the truth relative, since nothing, not even the truth, must come between it and the beloved person.Dietrich Bonhoeffer
It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own.Dietrich Bonhoeffer
One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Politics are not the task of a Christian.Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.Dietrich Bonhoeffer
We must learn to regard people less in light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Popularity
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a famous German pastor and theologian, who was born on February 4, 1906. As a person born on this date, Dietrich Bonhoeffer is listed in our database as the 20th most popular celebrity for the day (February 4) and the 9th most popular for the year (1906).
People born on February 4 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Dietrich Bonhoeffer is the 563rd most popular Aquarius.
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