Today is the seventieth anniversary of the execution of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Flossenbürg concentration camp.
I’ve posted on Bonhoeffer numerous times over the years, most recently in Bonhoeffer and Luther on the psalms. Here are links to most of those posts.
The Cost of Discipleship
In 2007, I wrote a series of posts on Bonhoeffer’s best-known book, The Cost of Discipleship, mostly to defend it from charges of “legalism”:
- Sin boldly, but not cheaply
- Is Bonhoeffer legalistic?
- Bonhoeffer and forgiveness
- How does Christ call us, today?
- The gospel of good works
Another post based on The Cost of Discipleship is here: Recognising Christ the mediator.
Here’s a short series from 2010 on Bonhoeffer’s book, Life Together:
- Life together: community through Christ alone (on the nature of Christian community)
- Praying together (on family/corporate prayer)
- The “great school of prayer” (on the Psalter)
On a similar theme (though based on The Psalms: Prayer Book of the Bible) is this short post quoting Bonhoeffer on The blessing of morning prayer. I also quoted Life Together in this post on congregational singing: Singing with all your heart.
Seize the Day
I first discovered Bonhoeffer shortly after I returned to faith in 1994, when I bought a copy of Charles Ringma’s book Seize the Day with Dietrich Bonhoeffer. This is a daily devotional which has a short quotation from Bonhoeffer for each day, followed by reflections written by Ringma.
My intermittent use of this book has led to a small number of blog posts over the years:
Some other posts which don’t fit into the above categories: