Love Letters from Cell 92

Love Letters from Cell A brilliant theologian hanged by the Nazis in for taking part in a plot to kill Hitler Dietrich Bonhoeffer lived out his Christian commitment to the very end of his life This collection of corre

  • Title: Love Letters from Cell 92
  • Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Maria von Wedemeyer Ruth-Alice Von Bismarch Ulrich Kabitz John Brownjohn Eberhard Bethge
  • ISBN: 9780687010981
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A brilliant theologian hanged by the Nazis in 1945 for taking part in a plot to kill Hitler, Dietrich Bonhoeffer lived out his Christian commitment to the very end of his life This collection of correspondence between Bonhoeffer and von Wedemeyer long anticipated but never before published offers an understanding of a mature theologian who was in love with a 19 year oldA brilliant theologian hanged by the Nazis in 1945 for taking part in a plot to kill Hitler, Dietrich Bonhoeffer lived out his Christian commitment to the very end of his life This collection of correspondence between Bonhoeffer and von Wedemeyer long anticipated but never before published offers an understanding of a mature theologian who was in love with a 19 year old woman.

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      Dietrich Bonhoeffer Maria von Wedemeyer Ruth-Alice Von Bismarch Ulrich Kabitz John Brownjohn Eberhard Bethge

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    1. Dietrich Bonhoeffer Maria von Wedemeyer Ruth-Alice Von Bismarch Ulrich Kabitz John Brownjohn Eberhard Bethge says:

      Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor and theologian He was also a participant in the German Resistance movement against Nazism, a founding member of the Confessing Church His involvement in plans by members of the Abwehr the German Military Intelligence Office to assassinate Adolf Hitler resulted in his arrest in April 1943 and his subsequent execution by hanging in April 1945, shortly before the war s end His view of Christianity s role in the secular world has become very influential.

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    1. One of my elderly kinswomen mentioned this in passing in a positive way back in the day when my grandmother was still alive so I picked up a copy Bonhoeffer of course has a very positive reputation, theologian, man of virtue, opposed to Hitler However the I read the less comfortable I felt, the relationship between Bonhoeffer and von Wedemeyer his fiancee didn t feel like one between equals Their correspondence did not read like that between lovers or even people in love but with each letter li [...]



    2. This book expanded my knowledge of Bonhoeffer the man who he was in his relationships with people, specifically his fiance Maria Obviously his letters were written to her without a wider audience in view As such, I occasionally felt I was observing a deepening relationship uninvited As they discuss the difficulties and share their very different experiences and deep thoughts with each other, the observer sees of who each one is and the concrete actions that demonstrate mutual friendship, suppor [...]


    3. A heartbreaking and unique point of view on WW2 Bonhoeffer, a pastor who was involved in a plot to kill Hitler, and the letters he and his fiance wrote to one another from the time he was imprisoned until the end, when he was executed It s hard, when you know how it ends, to read the hopeful words about mundane things, like where to put a sofa or who to have as the pastor at their wedding But it s interesting to read about what every day life was like for Germans during the war.


    4. Outstanding So intimate in the real meaning of the term That an 18 year old could show such depth and such maturity amazes us today, but she was the real deal An astonishingly lovely love story.


    5. Compelling Gut wrenching sadness because we know the end of Dietrich s life is near but strong hope in the face of almost certain death.



    6. I did not really finish the book Though I love the idea of this story, actually written letters, it s too dry to read all of them Maybe some other time in my life I will finish it.


    7. Not a book to be read quickly but it is a deeply moving collection of letters Full of hope, sorrow, unfairness, and desperation You definitely get an interesting picture of who Dietrich and Maria were I really enjoyed the epilogue where we learn about Maria s life after Dietrich They re both gifted writers and their correspondence is actually interesting.


    8. This was a good companion to the recent biography I read Bonhoeffer Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy.These letters show the very human side of the theologian.


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