Dietrich Bonhoeffer Confronts Nazi Eugenics and Euthanasia

Posted on December 24, 2015 by PLT Staff

Lecture given by Leroy Walters as part of the Theology in the Third Reich lecture series at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Walters discusses Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s approach to ethics, specifically in relation Nazi eugenics, sterilization and euthanasia. Walters reviews the available literature to elucidate Bonhoeffer’s opposition to Nazi eugenics. The lecture begins at the 6:55 minute mark. To browse all the lectures given at the Theology in the Third Reich Speaker Series, click here. For a listing of all our Occasional Lectures, click here.

Excerpt: “In his view, members of the Christian community have a special obligation to seek justice for members of these vulnerable groups and protect them from harm. Bonhoeffer linked the suffering of social outsiders with the suffering of God.”

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  • Date Recorded:February 28, 2012
  • Location Recorded:Charlottesville, VA
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