Dargan Thompson – 12 Essential Bonhoeffer Quotes

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I have just found today on Facebook the link to this article and I want to also share with you these amazing Bonhoeffer quotes selected by Dargan Thompson. I have underlined in bold my favourite ones, with a special attention to those relevant for Christian apologetics, spirituality, and social justice.

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On Silence

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

On Judging Others

“Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.”
The Cost of Discipleship

On Gratitude

“In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give, and life cannot be rich without such gratitude. It is so easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements compared with what we owe to the help of others.”
Letters and Papers from Prison

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Listening

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The first service that one owes to others in the fellowship consists in listening to them. Just as love to God begins with listening to His Word, so the beginning of love for the brethren is learning to listen to them. It is God’s love for us that He not only gives us His Word but also lends us His ear.

So it is His work that we do for our brother when we learn to listen to him. Christians, especially ministers, so often think they must always contribute something when they are in the company of others, that this is the one service they have to render. They forget that listening can be a greater service than speaking. Continue reading “Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Listening”

Bonhoeffer la Areopagus

Manu Contac ne anunta pe blogul sau despre prima lansare oficiala a traducerii in romaneste a cartii lui Bonhoeffer, Costul uceniciei.

Evanimentul, insotit de o dezbatere intre Dr, Emil Bartos si Drd. Emanuel Contac, va avea loc miercuri 21 aprilie, ora 19, la Centrul Areopagus din Timisoara.

Cititi AICI anuntul originar.

Marius Cruceru despre Costul uceniciei

Astăzi se împlinesc 65 de ani de la moartea lui Dietrich Bonhoeffer, condamnat la moarte prin spînzurare cu doar săptămîni înainte de ultimele episoade ale războiului. Am auzit prima dată acest nume în 1985. Dănuţ, care conducea orele de tineret din Sărărie 32 (Biserica Baptistă din Iaşi) ne-a citit cîteva fragmente din Costul Uceniciei, versiunea în limba engleză, chiar la începutul unei ore de tineret. Apoi a ridicat coperta şi am văzut pentru prima oară imaginea atît de cunoscută acum a pastorului care s-a opus nazismului.

Cititi mai departe acest text AICI.

A aparut Bonhoeffer, Costul uceniciei – UPDATE

Emanuel Contac ne anunta pe blogul sau (si pe Facebook, de unde a ajuns vestea la mine) ca a aparut, in sfirsit, in limba romana faimoasa carte a lui Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Costul uceniciei. Este vorba de Editura Logos, Colectia Peregrinul.

Inteleg ca lucrarea este deja disponibila la vinzare, chiar daca nu apre pe situl editurii. O puteti comanda online AICI.

Felicitari. Abia astept s-o citesc in aceasta versiune. Continue reading “A aparut Bonhoeffer, Costul uceniciei – UPDATE”