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Discussion in 'The Library' started by B-A-C, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. First chapter so far..

    Thoughts..Bonhoeffer was reacting against the Lutheran church?
    Although he hasn't mentioned it yet.. I was thinking he could just title his writing..or treatise 'Faith without works is dead.'

    Sad about what happened in Germany. So did not Lutherans realise they were saved to do good works that our Heavenly Father has prepared for us to do? Did they just parrot the slogan 'faith alone'?
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  2. Yes faith without works is dead would be a fair summary.

    Bonhoeffer was a prominent Lutheran pastor - which makes his critique all the more powerful. The Lutheran church was co-opted by the national socialists and was largely impotent to counter the rise of Hitler's ideologies.

    He and like minded pastors formed the confessing church.

    A good biography is 'prophet, pastor, spy' if you are interested.
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  3. There arent many Lutheran churches in nz. Lots of other churches but no lutherans in my area..
    Although when I come across german people, which is few and far between, they tend to be into rudolf steiner philosophies.
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  4. Have finished reading this book.

    Lots of deep thoughts the main thing I got was sharing in the sufferings of something that the saints go through. And that is testing our faith.
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  5. Thanks for the recommendation will be interested to read this book.
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  6. Have now started reading this bio Bonhoeffer pastor, prophet, martyr, spy.

    I didnt know hardly anything about him so be interesting, it says he was in the plot to assassinate Hitler? But he got found out and was sentenced to death in a concentration camp.

    Which is kind of weird because I thought christians were meant to pray for their enemies, not plot to assassinate them..? Maybe he was falsely accused???
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  7. Still reading it. Finding it real sad and shocking what happened to the german christians under Hitler.

    Isnt it interesting that the German Shepherd looks just like a wolf? Its a dog!
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  8. This book is long...its about 500 something pages! 3/4 way there....
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