Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom
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180 Minutes On 3 CDs
Radio Theatre isn't just storytelling. It's not an "audio book." It's a cast of internationally acclaimed actors performing classic narratives and award-winning dramas, produced and mixed in cinema-quality sound design. A movie that plays on the biggest screen of all. . .your imagination. Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom is the true story of an unlikely hero - a theologian and pacifist who finds himself risking everything to battle against the tyranny of Nazi Germany. This Peabody Award-winning drama, featuring some of Britain's finest actors, captures the high drama and tense moral conflict of a man at odds between his loyalty to his country and his faith as a Christian. Here's a story that resonates with the conflicts of our own time as Bonhoeffer must work against his fellow churchmen, his closest allies and even his loving family as he fights the compromise of his church and the oppression of the Jews in Hitler's realm. "I'm grieved by any group of people who are put down or trampled under. I believe that, as a Christian, it is my responsibility to help stop it." But at what cost will Bonhoeffer stand against the Third Reich? How is it possible that this avowed pacifist will find himself in the midst of a plot to assassinate Hitler? Bonhoeffer's life is an epic of faith and friendship, of defiance and danger, of personal revelation and subversive rebellion. It's a journey that leads one man away from home to America and England - and then back again to face a personal death sentence from Hitler himself. It's a pilgrimage from a distant theology to a heartfelt faith, from a solitary mission to an unlikely love. You will never look at freedom the same way again.
Value priced ^Peabody Award winner ^With faith comes a price. What are you willing to pay? That's the question explored in "Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom." Chronicling the life of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, this provocative Peabody award-winning dramatization shares the story of one man's battle against the evils of Nazism, a decadent culture, and compromising church--something that's not so foreign to society today. Challenging and compelling, it's entertainment with a message
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian (he received his doctorate in theology at the age of only 21), participant in the German Resistance movement against Nazism, and a founding member of the Confessing Church. He was involved in plots planned by members of the Abwehr (the German Military Intelligence Office) to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
He was arrested in March 1943, imprisoned, and eventually hanged just before the end of the World War II in Europe.
Some of his selected published works include Creation and Fall: A Theological Exposition of Genesis 1-3; Life Together; The Cost of Discipleship; Ethics; Christ the Center and Letters and Papers from Prison.