Men go to God when they are sore bestead

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Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German: [ˈdiːtʁɪç ˈboːnhœfɐ]; 4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity's role in the secular world have become widely influential, and his book The Cost of Discipleship became a modern classic. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Translator: Geoffrey Winthrop Young

Geoffrey Winthrop Young was a noted mountaineer, poet and linguist. He was educated at Marlborough and Trinity College at Cambridge and completed his education at Jena University and Geneva. Dianne Shapiro, from CLWB Gorphwyfsa Club website ( Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Men go to God when they are sore bestead
German Title: Menschen gehen zu Gott in ihrer Not
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Translator: Geoffrey Winthrop Young
Language: English
Copyright: Words reprinted with permission of SCM Press Ltd. and Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.; from LETTERS AND PAPERS FROM PRISON by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.; © SCM Press Ltd. 1953, 1967, 1971. Original title: "Christians and Pagans".


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Ecumenical Praise #90

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