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    "Dietrich Bonhoeffer" Book Review and Lecture

    Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 2:00 PM until Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 3:30 PMEastern Standard Time

    Book Club - Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (Eric Metaxas)

    Date: Tuesdays,  2/22,  3/1,  and 3/8

    Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Location: Campus Location: TBD

    Cost: $35.00 per person (includes 3 session book discussion and lecture. Lecture only, $25.00)

    Who better to face the greatest evil of the 20th-century than a humble man of faith?

    As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small number of dissidents and saboteurs worked to dismantle the Third Reich from the inside. One of these was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor, and author. In his blockbuster New York Times bestselling biography, Eric Metaxas takes both strands of Bonhoeffer’s life—the theologian and the spy—and draws them together to tell a searing story of incredible moral courage in the face of monstrous evil. Metaxas presents the fullest accounting of Bonhoeffer’s heart-wrenching decision to leave the safe haven of America to return to Hitler’s Germany, and sheds new light on Bonhoeffer’s involvement in the famous Valkyrie plot and in “Operation 7,” the effort to smuggle Jews into neutral Switzerland. In a deeply moving narrative, Metaxas uses previously unavailable documents-including personal letters, detailed journal entries, and firsthand personal accounts-to reveal dimensions of Bonhoeffer's life and theology never-before-seen.



    Life and Times of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    Lecture and discussion facilitated by Dr. Richard Burnett

    (In collaboration with Anderson County Arts Council German Festival)

    Date: Tuesday, 3/15

    Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

    Location: Campus Location: TBD

    Cost: $35.00 per person

    (Price includes 3 session book review and lecture. Lecture only, $25.00)

    Dr. Richard Burnett is a graduate of King College (A.B.), Yale University Divinity School (S.T.M.), and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div., Ph.D.). He is the author of Karl Barth’s Theological Exegesis (Eerdmans 2004) and editor of A Cry of Need and of Joy: Confessing the Faith in a New Millennium (Reformation, 2002) and The Westminster Handbook to Karl Barth (2013).

    Dr. Burnett studied at the University of Tübingen, Germany, from 1988-1989, and married Martha Kirsch, the daughter of a German Lutheran minister. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Richard has served churches in Tennessee, New Jersey, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Having served as Professor of Systematic Theology at Erskine Theological Seminary for 14 years, he became in 2016 the executive director and managing editor of Theology Matters.


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    “Lessening the burden on Anderson County residents battling cancer!”