Faith is having firm enough confidence, trust, or belief in a person, entity, organization, or idea to reasonably overcome any doubt or argument made against it. Usually there is some foundational evidence for faith, whether through personal experience or logical reasoning, but some promise or expectation is left without proof. Because much harm has been carried out in the name of religious faith, it has come under criticism as a virtue. However, faith in something seems to be an important and powerful part of the human experience: strongly held faith—whether religious or secular—has continually proven to be one of the most powerful sustainers of individuals and communities through traumatic and overwhelming times.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Called to Sympathy and Action

Mere waiting and looking on is not Christian behavior.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: German Theologian and Resister

All eight children were raised in a liberal, nominally religious environment and were encouraged to dabble in great literature and the fine arts. Bonhoeffer's skill at the piano, in fact, led some in his family to believe he was headed for a career in music.

On Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Six Questions for Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas, whose best-selling biography of William Wilberforce, Amazing Grace, provided the framework for an important motion picture, is now out with a thick review of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor and theologian who played a key role in one of the attempts to kill Adolf Hitle...


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