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Dietrich Bonhoeffer
b. February 4, 1906 – d. April 9, 1945 • Author • Martyr • Theologian
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (1906–45), Lutheran pastor. The son of a professor of psychiatry at Berlin, Bonhoeffer studied at *Tübingen and Berlin, but was deeply influenced by K. *Barth. After his ordination, he worked in Barcelona and at the *Union Theological Seminary in New York (1928–9), and then returned
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (1906–45)
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (1906–45)Few theologians of the twentieth century have had such an ongoing impact upon the ecumenical church as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German *Lutheran pastor and martyr. An adolescent decision to become a theologian led him to study—first at Tübingen (1923), where he was particularly
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich(1906–45). The German Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer opposed the Nazi regime and was executed for his involvement in a plot to kill Adolf Hitler. Bonhoeffer was also an important Christian theologian who wanted the church to become actively involved in solving the world’s problems.
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (1906–45). German theologian killed by the Nazis. He imbibed the thought of some of the most distinguished European theologians: ⇒Troeltsch, ⇒Harnack, and ⇒Barth. He also became a friend of Reinhold ⇒Niebuhr when he visited Union Theological Seminary in New York. His theological
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
Bonhoeffer, DietrichDietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) was the son of a professor of psychiatry in a middle-class family loosely attached to the Lutheran church, which he considered an “extension of bourgeois culture, closed to intellectual change.” From the first he looked for “something different,” and
Pocket Dictionary of Church History: Over 300 Terms Clearly and Concisely Defined
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (1906–1945). As a Lutheran pastor and scholar, Bonhoeffer was active in the Nazi resistance movement in Germany and established an underground seminary for the *Confessing Church. His theological training had been at the universities of Tübingen and Berlin (Ph.D.), and Bonhoeffer
Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (1906–1945). A German Lutheran pastor and theologian. After extensive theological training in Germany and America, Bonhoeffer worked as a chaplain and lecturer in *systematic theology at the University of Berlin during Hitler’s rise to power. Along with Karl *Barth, whose theology
131 Christians Everyone Should Know
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
MartyrsDietrich BonhoefferGerman theologian and resister“Cheap grace is preaching forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession.… Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living
Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
Bonhoeffer, DietrichThe Lutheran theologian, pastor, and ecumenist Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–45) was born in Breslau (then part of Germany) and raised in Berlin, where his father was the leading university professor of psychiatry and neurology. Both sides of the large family were populated with highly
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (1906–45). A Lutheran pastor and theologian exerting worldwide influence on Christian theology and practice after World War II. Born in Breslau, Germany, Bonhoeffer was executed at the age of thirty-nine in a Nazi concentration camp. He had not yet attained the international recognition
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (1906–45)
BONHOEFFER, DIETRICH (1906–45)Theologian and leader of the Confessing Church in Germany until his *martyrdom by the Nazis, Bonhoeffer remains one of the most provocative voices in contemporary Christianity, despite the fragmentary and occasional character of much of his writing.Bonhoeffer was born
Who’s Who in Christian History
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
BONHOEFFER, DIETRICH (1906–1945)German theologian and modern Christian martyrBorn in Breslau (now Wroclaus in Poland), Dietrich and his twin sister, Sabine, were the children of Karl and Paula Bonhoeffer. Karl Bonhoeffer was the foremost neurologist and psychiatrist teaching at the University of Berlin;