Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, starting Sept. 4, 2014
Christ the Savior Lutheran Church, Fishers
10500 E. 126th Street, Fishers, IN 46038
$200 (non-credit); those wishing to take the course for seminary credit
consult with the CTS Registrar.
Seminary students must register through the CTS Registrar.
Apart from his theological writings, Bonhoeffer became known for his persistent resistance to Nazism, including vocal opposition to Hitler's euthanasia program and genocidal persecution of the Jews. Allegedly involved in the plot to assassinate Hitler by members of the Abwehr (German Military Intelligence), he was arrested in April 1943 by the Gestapo and imprisoned at Tegel prison. After a year and a half, Bonhoeffer was moved to Flossenburg concentration camp where he was executed by hanging on April 9, 1945, just two weeks before Allied forces liberated the camp and three weeks before Hitler's suicide.
Bonhoeffer's life as a pastor and theologian of great intellect and spirituality who lived as he preached — and his martyrdom in opposition to Nazism —influenced and inspired Christians across broad denominations and ideologies, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in America, the anti-communist democratic movement in Eastern Europe during the Cold War, and the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa.