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Bonhoeffer took an early and active stand against the Nazis.
Some of his works are little known. Some are fictional. But all are provocative. Here's a brief guide.
Three colleagues from Union Theological Seminary who deeply influenced Bonhoeffer
Though known as a theologian and resister, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was also a pastor—even in his final moments.
Little-known or remarkable facts about Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945)
His closest companion reflects on the meaning of Bonhoeffer's life for us today.
A photo album
What did Bonhoeffer think of this century's most influential theologian?
Born into privilege, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was headed toward a brilliant career as a theologian. Then he came to see life "from the perspective of those who suffer." In Nazi Germany, that cost him his life.
Selected quotations from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's writings. Quotations primarily from A Testament to Freedom: The Essential Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, edited by Geffrey B. Kelly and F. Burton Nelson (HarperCollins, 1990).
Significant people in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's life
His controversial yet Christ-centered beliefs were formed not only in the classrooms of Tübingen, but also in the cells of Tegel Prison.
How our scholars and general readers voted in the Most Influential Christians of the Century survey.
He revived orthodoxy when mere moralism and humanism had seemingly won over the theological world.
The difficult choices of Dietrich Bonhoeffer show that, in extreme circumstances, the path to peace may not always be paved with clear ethical answers.
Most of what we know about Dietrich Bonhoeffer came from the pen of his closest confidant, Eberhard Bethge.
Two very different books, History of the Pentecostal Revival in Chile and The Awakening: One Man's Battle with Darkness, show God's power at work in very different ways.
A new film on the final years and martyrdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer gives a meaningful portrait of the theologian in action.
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June 28, 195: Irenaeus, bishop of Lyons (France) and one of the most important Christian writers of the second century, dies. He argued that tradition is key in sustaining orthodoxy, and he was instrumental in raising the authority of the Roman bishop. He was also the first to add the four Gospels to a list of apostolic writings, calling them "Scripture" with the Old Testament. Many consider him the first theologian of the Christian church, since others were more apologists than theologians.

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