Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy Topics for Discussion

Eric Metaxas
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One of the questions the book examines is the apparent contradiction between Bonhoeffer's profound experience of living as a Christian devoted to living according to God's will while, at the same time, engaging in a plot to kill Hitler - in other words, to break what is often viewed as one of God's greatest commandments (i.e. Thou shalt not kill). Discuss how and why it was possible for Bonhoeffer not only to hold such simultaneously opposing views, but to act on them.

Debate the question of whether murder is ever justified, even when it takes the form of execution.

One of the most defining characteristics of Bonhoeffer's Christian faith was the belief that the faith called not just for words and not just for contemplation, but also for action. From what you know and understand of the Christian faith, or indeed of any...

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