Are We the German Church?

Posted On Mar 26 2014 by

I’m currently listening to the audio-book version of Bonhoeffer. For those unfamiliar with the man, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German pastor who was outspoken in his opposition to the Nazis and was eventually executed in 1944 after his involvement in an assassination attempt against Adolf Hitler. Of course, his struggle didn’t begin in 1944, or even 1941, as most Americans visualize the beginning of World War II. For the Germans, the war against the Nazis began long before that. For Dietrich Bonhoeffer, it began almost immediately after Hitler was elected Chancellor in 1933. The Nazi party began its oppression of …