The Teachings and Legend of Deitrich Bonhoeffer Essay
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born on February 4th 1906 in Breslau to parents Karl and Paula …show more content…
In 1912, the family moved to Berlin and Dietrich's father was appointed the leading position in its field in Germany as professor of psychology and neurology. Berlin is where Dietrich spent much of his life and encountered many life altering events.
In 1914, the First World War broke out and although Dietrich was too young to understand what was going on it affected his family. "Much of his memory of the war must have been lit up by the conversations of his elders, but it is surprising how much more a young boy can remember than he can understand at the time" (Robertson, 1). He lost several cousins and a brother on the front line, and this loss tainted his feelings towards England and America until later in his life when their worth was confirmed.
Later, at school and university, he was known for challenging Lutherans and he often knew the writings and works of Martin Luther better than many of his teachers, foreshadowing of his future as a theologian. Although the Bonhoeffer family was not active in a church congregation, they were of a Protestant faith and they maintained a relationship with the Bible, along with saying grace before meals and praying before bed (Bethge, 20).
In the fall of