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Agent of Grace - BONHOEFFER'S LEGACY

BONHOEFFER'S LEGACY (Illustration) Famous Historical Events Famous People Social Studies World History World War II Philosophy Ethics History Film

Years after Bonhoeffer's death, people still recall the courage of a Christian pastor who was willing to actively resist the evils of the Third Reich.

Decades after he wrote his last words, Bonhoeffer's books still give encouragement to those trying to make sense of their lives. In fact, his greatest influence came after his death, when people were able to read - and take comfort from - everything he wrote in prison.

In 1996, fifty-one years after Bonhoeffer's execution, a German court declared him not guilty of the treason charge which condemned him. The same is true for the men who died with him: Admiral Wilhelm Canaris and Hans Oster.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum honored Bonhoeffer with a significant article on his life and legacy while Westminster Abbey created a martyr's statue in his memory.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5186stories and lessons created

Original Release: Feb 01, 2002

Updated Last Revision: Mar 06, 2017


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