The stimulus for the writing of Life Together was the closing of the preacher’s seminary at Finkenwalde. The treatise contains Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s thoughts about the nature of Christian community based on the common life that he and his seminarians experienced at the seminary and in the “Brother’s House” there. Bonhoeffer completed the writing of Life Together in 1938.
Prayerbook of the Bible is a classic of Christian spirituality. In this theological interpretation of the Psalms, Bonhoeffer describes the moods of an individual’s relationship with God and also the turns of love and heartbreak, of joy and sorrow, that are themselves the Christian community’s path to God.
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) a German theologian, pastor, and ecumenist, was a professor in Berlin, an uncompromising teacher in the Confessing Church, and a consistent opponent of National Socialism. Executed by Hitler at the end of World War II, his influence continues today as one of the most important theologians of the twentieth century.
“Christian community is not an ideal we have to realize, but rather a reality created by God in Christ in which we may participate.” (Page 38)
“Self-centered love loves the other for the sake of itself; spiritual love loves the other for the sake of Christ.” (Page 42)
“The physical presence of other Christians is a source of incomparable joy and strength to the believer.” (Page 29)
“The first service one owes to others in the community involves listening to them.” (Page 98)
“Third, the prayer of the Psalms teaches us to pray as a community.” (Page 57)