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Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Nationalism and Resistance Then and Now
April 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am EDT
Sunday April 28 9:45 a.m.
RESCHEDULED from Sunday Feb 3, Rev. Dr. Nancy Duff will lecture on the German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. In August of 1933 Bonhoeffer wrote to his Grandmother: “The issue really is Germanism or Christianity.” German Christians placed Nazi flags alongside the communion table and believed God’s will worked through the National Socialist Party. For many, loyalty to the Arian race and the German nation (“blood and soil”) had usurped loyalty to God. In this session, Dr. Duff will discuss Bonhoeffer’s complicated resistance to Nazi ideology and cautiously consider his work in light of the rise of nationalism in America. today. Rev. Dr. Duff has taught Christian Ethics at Princeton Theological Seminary since 1990. She received her Ph.D. in theology from Union Theological Seminary in NYC. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).