Join the Dean of Melbourne, Dr Andreas Loewe, and academic and poet Dr Katherine Firth, for six weekly reflections as we journey through what it means to be faithful followers of Jesus today. Dietrich Bonhoeffer is a theologian for our times: who worked across the barriers of race, denomination and language. For his role in heading an underground seminary, and his work with the resistance against the Nazi regime, he was imprisoned, interned in concentration camps and executed. Bonhoeffer’s inspiring writings invite us to ask about what discipleship really means, and what it is to live out our faith. In 2020, it will be 75 years since Bonhoeffer was martyred.
These reflections, which were first delivered as Dean Andreas’ Lent Addresses in 2019, draw on the Gospel of Luke and Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship. Dr Katherine Firth has written a compelling new biography of Bonhoeffer, first presented at St James’ King Street Sydney, and her translations of the poems and prayers bring out the spirituality, the politics and the craft of Bonhoeffer’s works.