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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Dietrich Bonhoeffer On The Meaning Of Easter.

I have been re-reading Letters & Papers From Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and came across this quote about Good Friday and Easter.

“Good Friday and Easter free us to think about other things far beyond our own personal fate, about the ultimate meaning of all life, suffering, and events; and we lay hold of a great hope.”

Bonhoeffer was executed by the Nazis shortly after Easter on April 9, 1945 after spending eighteen months in prison. Martin Doblmeier produced a documentary on Bonhoeffer, which was shown on PBS in February of this year, and repeated this week. There is also a full length movie out on his life.

Learn more about Bonhoeffer.

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