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The theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Sam Pillay examines the philosophy of a German pastor who attempted to resist Nazi oppression

At the centre of Bonhoeffer’s theology of the cross were his ethics of suffering solidarity

OCR: Developments in Christian thought

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–45) was born in Breslau (now Wrocław) in Poland. Although his family was not religious, when he was 14 he decided that he wanted to train to become a priest and study theology. He studied at the University of Tübingen and in 1927 graduated from the University of Berlin.

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