ClickÂ hereÂ forÂ Who Am I? Dietrich Bonhoeffer as a Historical Mentor in Prayer: Part 1,Â hereÂ for Part II (focused upon Bonhoeffer’s historical context), and here for Part III (focused on Bonhoeffer’s theological reflection). As you consider Praying the Psalms as part of a rule of life, reflect upon
- what it means that Jesus the Christ is the Lord of yourÂ head, heart, and handsÂ in all aspects of life (including vocation).
- how often and how thoroughly do you pray through the Psalms individually and/or in your Christian tradition?
- how have you foundÂ Bonhoefferâ€™s â€œtheology is interwoven with the course of his lifeâ€Â (Bethge 1997, viii)? How do his actions in Nazi resistance agree/disagree with his way of life, walk with God? In the end, do you find Bonhoeffer a historical mentor in prayer or not?
Who Am I?Â â€“ Praying the Psalms as part of a rule of life
Bonhoeffer developed a rule of life, informed by â€œpre-Reformation Christian thought, liturgy, and liturgical renewal, and some features of Catholic philosophyâ€ (Marty, 156), which sustained him even in the darkest hours. In his opening lecture at Finkenwalde Seminary, Bonhoeffer offered a â€œnew monasticismâ€: [Read more…] about Who Am I? Bonhoeffer as a Historical Mentor in Prayer: Part 4