Nachfolge

“At all Nazi public events there were speeches about ‘Führer and followers’. During the war these were made into a song with the refrain, ‘Führer, command, we’ll follow you [wir folgen dir].’ When Bonhoeffer called his lecture course Nachfolge (following, or discipleship) [published in English as The Cost of Discipleship], he was not only using a New Testament concept, but also contrasting it expressly to a term widely used by the Nazis.” (Ferdinand Schlingensiepen, Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1945, p. 206)

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