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By John Henry Queripel

within the ultimate days of global warfare II, early one frosty morning, a tender German pastor used to be taken from his cellphone by way of his Nazi captors and ended in his position of execution. Coming from one in every of Berlin's top households, Dietrich Bonhoeffer's already exceptional educational and church profession used to be hence brutally terminated. Bonhoeffer came across himself in this type of unusual position for a theologian, being one of many only a few within the German Church who stood resolutely against the Nazis to the purpose the place he, as a one-time pacifist, grew to become deeply excited about the conspiratorial plot to kill Hitler and produce down the regime. This plan of action observed him input the murky sphere of secrecy and duplicity as a member of the conspiracy, whereas two-timing the Nazis as a member of army intelligence. utilizing that legit function, Bonhoeffer used to be in a position to go back and forth and converse together with his foreign ecumenical contacts as a part of the conspiracy's try to strike a take care of the Allies to finish the struggle. From a gloomy interval, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, courageous and resolute, stands as a shiny and shining light.

"Dietrich Bonhoeffer's lifestyles and paintings has been appropriated by way of a various diversity of theologians and Christian social activists. John Queripel's contribution to that lengthy record is principally inventive, no longer just because it truly is conveyed via drama yet simply because one senses a strong authenticity within the script which arises from the convergence among Bonhoeffer's tale and the heritage of the playwright himself, grounded as either are in contextualism and orthopraxis."
--Noel Preston, adjunct Professor in utilized Ethics, Griffith college (Australia)

"Playwright John Queripel pushes all familiar with Bonhoeffer's discipleship to starkly confront the moral dilemmas coming up from his remarkably enduring ministry. This paintings has been John's eating ardour for a few years: its book signals us all to what Bonhoeffer keeps to claim, and worthily joins the ever-expanding corpus of enlightened reviews that enriches theology today."
--Stephen Moore, founding convenor, Australian Bonhoeffer Conference

"Bonhoeffer's message and instance are as very important this present day as they have been within the Forties. This e-book presents a superb creation to the lifestyles and taking into account Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer's instance and this publication are an outstanding idea to us all."
--Keith Suter, coping with Director,

John Henry Queripel is a minister of the Uniting Church in Australia, writer, and neighborhood activist. He has labored within the felony method, the college region, as a instructor, and is the recipient of a couple of awards for his group involvement. he's a author, singer-songwriter, a poet, an artist, and enjoys driving a Malibu. He has lengthy held an curiosity in Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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