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Virginia Woolf and Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Virginia Woolf and Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  It's not often we think of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Virginia Woolf in tandem, but the two share common ground. Both hail from the educated upper-middle class elite of the pre-World War II era. Both came from large families. Both had ambiguous sexualities. Both were writers. Both were pacifists. Both were fascinated with their families of origin and sought insights through writing about them. Both were close to Quakers without becoming Quakers themselves. Both abhorred Hitler and both fough...
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New Bonhoeffer Facebook Forum

Hello everyone. It has been a long time since I have blogged. I want to thank Craig Slane for resurrecting this blog area. I hope to do some blogging in the fall! But first, I'd like to announce a new Facebook discussion group for Bonhoeffer, started by J.W. Wartwick. It would be great to have some robust discussion, so I hope people will participate. The address is below: The Dietrich Bonhoeffer forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/327047571375635/ I also include my post, ...
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The Mysterious Mary Bosanquet

The Mysterious Mary Bosanquet
We know very little about Mary Bosanquet, who wrote the first Bonhoeffer biography. Her lively book, The Life and Death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, published in 1968, is filled, however, with a rich vein of primary source material. We do know that Bosanquet, writing in the mid-1960s, had earlier become friends with Sabine Leibholz, Bonhoeffer's twin sister, and both Leibholz and Eberhard Bethge cooperated with the biographical project. Sabine spoke with Bosanquet for "many hours" and was impres...
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Maria von Wedemeyer: Hiding in Plain Sight

maria_frontMaria von Wedemeyer Interview
  While researching Dietrich Bonhoeffer and women, I was tantalized by a line from Maria's sister Ruth-Alice von Bismarck in Love Letters from Cell 92: The Correspondence between Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Maria von Wedemeyer: 1943-45: "In 1974 … She [Maria] also gave an interview about her relationship with Bonhoeffer for a television documentary." (354) An interview? Why had I not heard of this? What could be more compelling than to see and hear a historical figure on whose letters I ha...
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