The Virtuous Life

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of the Christians who stands out in the 20th century. He was living comfortably in American and teaching at Union Seminary in New York when the ominous storms clouds of the Third Reich changed everything. He returned to Germany and became a leader in the newly formed “confessing Church.” Biographer Eberhard Bethge described Bonhoeffer as “that fighter on behalf of the First Commandment against the idolatrous syncretism of his time and of our time as well; the composer of devout prayers and inspiring sermons; the fascinating author of spiritual literature; the exciting writer of letters from prison, the sophisticated analyst of the Christian situation in the post-enlightenment era; the witness to faith in Jesus Christ both now in the future.”