The Life and Four Major Works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Trinity’s next adult education series begins on Tuesday March 5th, as we commence a study of the life and writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer was not only a heroic Christian, but a celebrated and courageous Lutheran. He lived from 1906 to 1945 when he was killed in a Nazi concentration camp. Throughout his life he struggled with many issues familiar to us today: how to live within a community of faith; the meaning of sin and grace; faithful discipleship; how to live an ethical life; and the role of the church in a conflicted, highly politicized society.
All are welcome to attend any or all of the 6 classes which will be coordinated and team taught by Pastor Alan and the Reverend Carol Amadio. We will begin with a two week study of Bonhoeffer’s biography followed by four weeks exploring four of his well known books. Concise handouts will be provided to enable you to follow the discussion. For anyone wishing to read more deeply there will be an opportunity to acquire copies of the books in a new, accessible translation. It would be helpful to know who is planning to attend so that we can provide enough copies of course materials. Contact either Pastor Alan or the Rev. Amadio to let us know. As always there is no homework, no exams, and you do not need to attend Trinity to join us. All sessions meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Trinity library.
Week 1- Tuesday March 5- The Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Part 1.
Week 2- Tuesday March 12- The Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Part 2.
Week 3- Tuesday March 19- Life Together.
Week 4- Tuesday March 26- Discipleship.
Week 5- Tuesday April 2- Ethics.
Week 6- Tuesday April 9- Letters and Papers from Prison.