Quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer."

"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."

"Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession...Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate."

"Music... will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you."

"When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die."

Books by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • Christ the Center
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  • September 1st 2009 by HarperOne

    (first published January 1st 1960)

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • Date of birth: February 04, 1906
  • Died: April 09, 1945
  • Born: in Breslau, Germany.

  • Description: Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor and theologian. He was also a participant in the German Resistance movement against Nazism, a founding member of the Confessing Church. His involvement in plans by members of the Abwehr (the German Military Intelligence Office) to assassinate Adolf Hitler resulted in his arrest in April 1943 and his subsequent execution by hanging in April 1945, shortly before the war's end. His view of Christianity's role in the secular world has become very influential.