An invitation to discuss Bonhoeffer’s letter of 21 July 1944

On 20 July 1944, a plot to kill Hitler failed. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in prison, knew immediately that some of his companions in the resistance were already dead, and he and others were in greater danger of their lives than before.

The next day, 21 July 1944, he wrote a remarkable letter to his friend Eberhard Bethge.

He reflected on the life that had landed him in prison.

How is life to be lived well, in the world as it is?

Should I aim to become a saint?

How faith is learned by living unreservedly in life’s duties and problems, successes and failures.

Where is God in all this?

On 21 July 2023, Haddon Willmer will introduce the letter so we can share open discussion about what we find it is saying to us.

All welcome at Moortown Baptist Church, King Lane, Friday 21 July 2023, 7.15-9 pm.

Copies of the letter, in English, will be available.

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