Bonhoeffer - Agent of Grace
In July 1939, Dietrich Bonhoeffer leaves the United States to go back to Nazi Germany, even though he is aware that his life there will be very dangerous. Dietrich has been opposing the Hitler regime within the confessing church for years.
After his return to Germany, the theologian becomes a political conspriator.
meets the woman who is going to be the love of his life: Maria von
Wedemeyer. 18-year-old Maria′s high spirits, vivacity and intelligence
pierce the armour of the unproachable bachelor of 36. Shortly after
that, Dietrich gets arrested by the Gestapo under suspicion of
conspiracy. Maria′s love becomes one of Dietrich′s major sources of
strength throughout his almost two years in prison. During the time he
spends in cell 92, he keeps writing about his inner struggle between
certainity and doubt, about his life-long quest for his place in the
world, and creates a modern classic of theology.
With the help of a
reliable prison guard, an escape plan for Dietrich is forged by his
family and Maria. Maria is appalled when Dietrich refuses to run. He
argues that he doesn′t want to leave his fellow- sufferers behind.
Together with other conspirators, Dietrich Bonhoeffer is executed at
dawn on April 9, 1945, less than a month away from Germany′s surrender.
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