High River United Church of High River, Alberta


Letters and Papers from Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Posted by on in Library & Book Reviews
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Print
  • Report this post

Here is a little history for you.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German theologian imprisoned by the Nazis in 1943, for denouncing Hitler's regime.  It was from his cell in Buchenwald that he wrote to his family and to fellow theologian Eberhard Bethge. 
Bonhoeffer retained his sanity by walking his cell, praying and writing letters, eventually coming to see the shortcomings of modern religious practice. 
His cry for 'religionless Christianity' changed the way we live out Christianity today. 
Bonhoeffer was executed two days before the Armistice, at the hands of a hangman in a gestapo prison.
You might say these letters are historic documents or you might say his call for the return to the Way of Christ remains timeless. 
Great reading, especially for those of us who remember the dark days of WWll.


-Reviewed by Joy Duncan


Last modified on



Bearing Witness to the Findings at the Alberni Residential School
Created On Wednesday, 22 February 2023
Dear Community of High River, Please join the people of High River United Church today in a time...
Help the People of Turkey and Northern Syria
Created On Wednesday, 15 February 2023
through the United Church of Canada in their recovery after the devastating earthquake. To find...
Vinyasa Flow Yoga at High River United Church
Created On Monday, 23 January 2023
with Derek Rowe Fridays: 7:00 - 8:00 pm in the main hall at High River United Church $15 Dollars...
Rev. Susan's Lukey Book - Adventures in Faith and Family
Created On Tuesday, 12 October 2021
is available now at High River United Church. Just released - this is a book for parents,...



123 MacLeod Trail S.W. High River, Alberta.

(403) 652-3168


Contact Us Page

Sign In or Register
Not Registered Yet?

If you have no website account, click the SIGNUP link below and then confirm your account through email.

Reset My password - Remind Me My username

Remember me