CHR Comment: A Wittenberg colleague turned rival. Reformation 500 provides a helpful summary of this important early reformer whose influenced waned over time.
Bonhoeffer’s wisdom on leadership endures.
CHR Comment: A discussion of the Christian doctrine of the call to ministry based on Eric Metaxas’s biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The article cites examples from Bonhoeffer’s practice and commends them for consideration today.
A new biography of Hitler by a prominent German historian is likely to stir controversy with its argument that the Nazi leader’s political acumen has been underestimated and that the belief in his hypnotic grip over Germans is inflated.
CHR Comment: Longerich characterizes Hitler as a gifted political opportunist. The article notes that the rise of National Socialism created tensions in the churches. Some churches were drawn into supporting the Nazis, such as the Deutsche Christen Movement, while others resisted, such as the Confessing Church.
Recent reports describe the life of Fr. Hesburgh, former Pres. of the University of Notre Dame. You can read about him here: http://a.msn.com/01/en-us/BBi1L9t There are two biographies available on Amazon. I add below information about his book publications.
Theodore Martin Hesburgh. The Hesburgh Papers: Higher Values in Higher Education. Andrews and McMeel, 1979.
Theodore M. Mesburgh, C.S.C. [Congregation of the Holy Cross] The Challenge and Promise of a Catholic University. University of Notre Dame Press, 1994.
Theodore Hesburgh. Travels with Ned and Ted. Doubleday, 1995.
He also wrote forewords to the following books:
Elie Wiesel. Four Hasidic Masters and Their Struggle against Melancholy. University of Notre Dame Press, 1987.
R. Scott Appleby. The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence, and Reconciliation. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 1999.
Lynn Cassella. Making Your way after You Parents’ Divorce: A Supportive Guide for Personal Growth. Ligouri, 2002.
George S. Howard. How Should I Live My Life?: Psychology, Environmental Science, and Moral Traditions. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2013.