Media Center Pick of the Week: Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace

One traditional Lenten practice involves reflection on the lives of Christian witnesses. Hailed as one of the greatest witnesses of the 20th century, Dietrich Bonhoeffer left a university position in New York and returned to his native Germany to teach in an underground seminary and assist the resistance movement against the Third Reich.

Bonhoeffer

One traditional Lenten practice involves reflection on the lives of Christian witnesses. Hailed as one of the greatest witnesses of the 20th century, Dietrich Bonhoeffer left a university position in New York and returned to his native Germany to teach in an underground seminary and assist the resistance movement against the Third Reich. “Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace” touches the salient points in this Lutheran theologian’s biography. This DVD explores Bonhoeffer’s ecumenical thought, discipleship in small faith communities, ministry during imprisonment and ultimate martyrdom. In a particularly poignant scene, Pastor Bonhoeffer ministers to condemned men before his execution on April 9, 1945 at the age of 39. “I think there’s only one purpose of religion in the modern world. People must share each other’s suffering and the suffering of God in a godless world. Real Christianity means sharing each other’s pain.” This 1999 film festival winner will interest readers of Bonhoeffer’s theological classics as well as those simply familiar with his name. Order this DVD from the Media Resource Center @ https://www.orlandodiocese.org/en/ministriesoffices/media-center, or call Dan Hardester or Diane Gallagher@ 407-246-4895 (or 4897).

(Dan Hardester serves as Secretary of the Evangelization Secretariat and Director of the Media Center.)