Costly Grace: BOLD INTEGRITY of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Presented by: Jonathan Rothchild, Ph.D.
“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.” D. Bonhoeffer
A Lutheran pastor, theologian and anti-Nazi dissident, Bonhoeffer offered staunch resistance to Nazi dictatorship and Hitler’s program of euthanasia and genocidal persecution of the Jews. His foundation of the Lutheran Confessing Church was a pillar of strength and a bold effort to resist Hitler’s move to make Lutheranism the “national church” of Germany. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed by hanging on April 9, 1945, just days before the collapse of the Third Reich. Lunch is included.
About the speaker: Jonathan Rothchild, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Theological Studies and Associate Dean at Loyola Marymount University’s Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. His research analyzes contemporary moral issues and social and legal structures through the lenses of Christian theology and ethics.