mitleiden

mitleiden

[mit′līdən]
Etymology: Ger, mit, with, leiden, to suffer
psychosomatic symptoms sometimes experienced by expectant fathers.
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Instead, Bonhoeffer gives permission to let Jesus be the one to go deep into the abuser's heart and pain, for he is the only one whose mitleiden (compassionate shared suffering) can ever, however slowly and mysteriously, prove redemptive.
Bonhoeffer is creating a juxtaposition between leiden and mitleiden that is beautiful and crucial to his meaning.
Jahrhunderts [1996]), to two volumes dealing with German drama of the eighteenth century (Abschrecken oder Mitleiden.