That time Bonhoeffer asked Ghandi to teach him about Jesus
A newly published letter highlights the unexpected connection
Pretend it’s 1934? Living in Nazi Germany, you’re 28 and a rare Christian leader who is against the rise of a murderous, authoritarian regime. Where do you go to learn how to oppose Hitler, defeat an empire, and re-start your own religion? For Dietrich Bonhoeffer, it meant going to India to meet Ghandi. He writes to him, asking if he can.