A Dietrich Bonhoeffer Hymn for New Year’s — Art & Theology

Thinking of the jailed human rights activists and journalists, detained migrants, prisoners of war, and ordinary people held in filtration camps and torture chambers – a poignant prayer penned by Dietrich Bonhoeffer for the beginning of the New Year 2023. Thank-you Victoria Emily Jones for your blog “Art and Theology” and for this post.

The German theologian and Nazi resister Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote the poem “Von guten Mächten” (By Gracious Powers), his last theological work, in December 1944 while he was imprisoned in a basement cell at the Reich Security Main Office on Prinz-Albrecht-Strasse in Berlin. He sent it in a letter to his fiancée, Maria von Wedemeyer, with […]

A Dietrich Bonhoeffer Hymn for New Year’s — Art & Theology
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