Dietrich Bonhoeffer Research Paper

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It is hard to imagine the sheer amount of faith necessary for the willingness to sacrifice one’s own safety for the sake of someone else. Various Christian witnesses have demonstrated this faith all throughout the millennia, including – probably most obviously – St. Joan of Arc or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. However, one man who perhaps best exemplifies absolute Christian faith and martyrdom in recent decades is Dietrich Bonhoeffer. His life is the story of a man who essentially sacrificed an opportunity for a peaceful and quiet life as a pastor for the sake of the oppressed, despite having no reason to do so, other than his own conscience. His life, as it will soon be explained, was an incredibly remarkable one, and one that closely demonstrated him to be among the noblest of Christian witnesses. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born February 4, 1906, in Breslau, Germany, which today is in Poland …show more content…
He lived a short life, but accomplished so much during his brief time on earth, and solidly grounded himself in his own Christian faith. He, like so many other Christian witnesses, definitely serves as an inspiration for others. While most people do not have to face the evil of inhuman regimes daily, or even ever in their entire lives, Bonhoeffer’s message about action “in the face of evil” should serve as a solid basis for spiritual improvement in everyone’s life, as everyone will experience some degree of evil in their life (https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/29333.Dietrich_Bonhoeffer). Furthermore, the fact that he was martyred may put him on a different level than some other Christian witnesses. While any devout Christian would lay down their life for Christ, Bonhoeffer is among those who in recent years actually did that. All of these together – his dedication to Christ, his critique of Christianity, and his message – clearly reveal Bonhoeffer to be a man well worth

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