Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Modern Martyr?
Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was one of the most consequential Christians and theologians of the 20th century. He was a leader of the Confessing Church, which opposed the Nazi regime. Although his studies led him to become a Christian pacifist, he became involved in a plot to kill Hitler. He was eventually imprisoned and executed near the end of the war. This course will look at the times, the life and thought of Bonhoeffer, and his relevance to our own challenging times. Richard A. Kauffman is a retired editor, last serving as book review editor of the Christian Century. He has also been a pastor, seminary administrator and theology instructor.