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Ethics and the Will of Faith

The German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed in 1945 for conspiring to assassinate Adolf Hitler.  In 2006, filmmaker Martin Doblmeier made a documentary about the man that sparked a renewal in his ideas about the nature of ethics, the will of God and Christianity without religion.  Through Speaking of Faith, Krista Tippett interviewed Doblmeier about Bonhoeffer, which we now listen to today.

‘Bonhoeffer saw the gospel at risk, and what he said is there is no way to peace along the way of safety. Peace is the great adventure. This man constantly was looking for the will of God and accepting the fact that the will of God may not lead you to self-preservation. It may call you to do things that you wouldn’t normally want to do, and that the call to follow Jesus Christ is often the downward path,’ says Doblmeier to Tippett.

What follows are remarkable ideas that will, no doubt, lead to remarkable discussions, so tune in as we learn about one of the great (and at times controversial) men of history.

DOWNLOAD: THE LEGACY OF DIETRICH BONHOEFFER (53 minutes)

Credits: Tippett, Krista. “Ehtics and the Will of God:  The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” Speaking of Faith. American Public Media, February 2, 2006.

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