"I certainly admire his example, and given the testimonies, is writings must generate sparks for many, many people. All good.[Hat tip to JM]
But he seems far closer to Thomas Merton than to Maximillian Kolbe, and theologically closer to a Karl Barth or Karl Rahner than a Karl Adam or a Karl Stern. I think the title of this piece would more fairly run, "A Man, a Christian, and a Martyr."
Monday, May 12, 2014
Dietrich Bonhoeffer has become something of a saint among Evangelicals over the last thirty years. In a recent communique, our correspondent Guy Noir had this to say about the following First Things book notice about a new biography by Mark Movsesian, "A Christian Man: A New Biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer" (First Things, May 7, 2014):