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Master of Arts in Liturgy
School of Theology and Seminary
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran pastor in pre-World War II Germany who chose to remain there to actively aid the forces opposing Hitler. He eventually resolved to collaborate in a eventually unsuccessful plot to assassinate the Fuhrer, for which he was executed on a grey Monday morning, April 9, 1945. In his Ethics he provides a rationale for his decision against Hitler. Although listed in the Lutheran Book of Worship calendar of commemorations, Bonhoeffer probably remains one of the lesser lights than the saints because of the nature of his activities leading to his death.
Simpson, Paul D., "Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) A Man for Others" (1996). School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses. 1593.
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