Apr 09 2009

Unjust desserts

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The Martyrdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: April 9, 1945

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (born 1906) was executed on this day, April 9, in 1945. He had been involved in a plot to assassinate Hitler, and was hanged for that political action. He was plotting murder and got caught; non-Christians were undertaking the same action. His death is hardly the stuff of straightforward martyrdom, hardly as clear a case as Roman Christians being burned at the stake for honoring Christ above Caesar. Bonhoeffer’s death has nevertheless been widely acknowledged as a true martyrdom, a costly confession of the lordship of Christ.

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