"Theologians on the Christian Life" -Stephen Nichols on Dietrich Bonhoeffer (7 of 7)


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"Author Stephen Nichols discusses Dietrich Bonhoeffer as part of the "Theologians on the Christian Life" series from Crossway." from video introduction.


"4 February 1906 - 9 April 1945

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the most well-known Protestant theologians of XX century, an active anti-fascist, a man who had an extraordinary personal courage, who was executed in a German concentration camp for a few weeks before the German surrender. He is a symbol of Lutheran martyrdom in the XX century. His statue, placed on the western facade of Westminster Abbey in London among the ten Christian martyrs of that time. Several parish churches are named in his honor. Also a postage stamp released in his memory in Germany.

The Bonhoeffer's theological views had a great influence on the further development of the Christian theology. Bonhoeffer supposed that the Christians should pray and "live for others" in this world, behaved well, demonstrating in this way their faith . He supposed that the inmost meaning of the biblical concepts can be conveyed to the modern people in the irreligious way. And to get rid of pain in the joints must take, very popular in the Netherlands free favicon, this became a salvation for many." from the website: DBonhoeffer.org


Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) serves as the president of Reformation Bible College and chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries. He has written over twenty books and is an editor of the Theologians on the Christian Life series. He also hosts the weekly podcast 5 Minutes in Church History.

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