Born in Breslau, Germany. Along with his twin sister Sabine, they are the sixth and seventh children.
Many prominent figures of the day also lived in this neighborhood
Bonhoeffer is inspired by the communal and global aspects of Catholicism
Bonhoeffer became a vicar in Barcelona, where he had his first encounter with ecumenical Christianity
He becomes adjunct assistant to Wilhem Lütgert at the University of Berlin.
Here he befriends Frank Fisher and Jean Lasserre, who have a major impact on his philosophy, theology, and changing worldview
He is ordained at St. Matthew's Church in Berlin
"the Church and the Jewish Question" was Bonhoeffer's first attempt to address the church's decisions under Nazi rule.
The Aryan Paragraph was implemented in the Church of the Old Prussian Union, excluding membership for certain minorities, including Jews.
Finkenwalde was and underground seminary that was shut down by the Gestapo in 1937.
The German title is "Gemeinsames Leben"
Bonhoeffer was encouraged to leave by all of his friends, but he returned to Germany after just a week in the U.S. due to conflicting emotions of guilt about his departure from Germany. He felt it necessary that he should undergo the suffering with his people.
Begins with Germany's invasion of Poland.
Bonhoeffer had met her before, but this was the time he first began to develop romantic feelings for her. Their romance was difficult due to him being twice her age, but they were eventually engaged.
von Stauffenberg's planned assassination of Adolf Hitler fails, causing problems for all who were involved in the plot, including Bonhoeffer.
The Gestapo uncovers secret files of the resistance in Zossen, implicating Bonhoeffer in the July 20 Plot and undoing his hope for release.
He was executed along with others who were implicated in the resistance, just a month before the Nazis surrendered.
The poems were published on the first anniversary of his death.
This is later redistributed in English as "Letters and Papers from Prison
This is still considered the standard biography of Bonhoeffer.