I’m fascinated by this photo of Bonhoe…

I’m fascinated by this photo of Bonhoeffer on guitar. There’s not much said about it as far as I know. Thereagain if I read German there might be something I don’t know about. From what I gather his instrument was piano. He’s got to be playing some classical orchestral piece I imagine. But really, so little is said about his playing any stringed instruments. How does he know how? Maybe he’s just sitting and plunking around on a student’s guitar.

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3 responses to “I’m fascinated by this photo of Bonhoe…

  1. lenf

    Well, it doesn’t look like plunking, as his hands and fingers are placed too precisely in the correct positions – – he very much seems to know what he’s about on the thing.
    I play piano primarily, but learned a bit of classical guitar years ago, and it’s fun at times to noodle about on one still.
    I enjoy checking out your blog. What does “publishing” cover?
    Regards.

  2. chris

    I do a little bit of everything in the publishing realm. Cornerstone Press publishes books for Jesus People USA here in Chicago. That involves editing, proofing, layout and design, marketing, book-keeping, shipping, inventory, and some retail book sales.
    http://cornerstonepress.com
    Glad you found the blog!

  3. Gavin Drew

    How about the idea that he’s sing and playing the Blues-based gospel? That fits. Bonhoeffer was very impressed by the black church in north America. Among other things, Wikipedia says of Bonehoeffer’s time in the US, “He studied under Reinhold Niebuhr and met Frank Fisher, a black fellow seminarian who introduced him to Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, where Bonhoeffer taught Sunday school and formed a lifelong love for African-American spirituals, a collection of which he took back to Germany. He heard Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., preach the Gospel of Social Justice and became sensitive to not only social injustices experienced by minorities but also the ineptitude of the church to bring about integration.” See further https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abyssinian_Baptist_Church

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