A Church Undone: Documents from the German Christian Faith by Mary M. Solberg

By Mary M. Solberg

Decades after the Holocaust, many suppose that the church buildings in Germany resisted the Nazi regime. in reality, resistance was once unprecedented. just about all Germans have been Christians, and just about all Christians in Germany stood by means of, changing into deliberately or by chance complicit in Nazi guidelines and practices.

In the early Nineteen Thirties, a move emerged inside of German Protestantism with the purpose of totally integrating Nazi ideology, German nationwide id, and Christian religion. The Deutsche Christen or, “German Christians,” as they have been known as, interpreted the Christian religion and the position of the church in society in carrier of the Nazi revolution. They married centuries-old Christian anti-Judaism to the Nazis’ racial antisemitism and sought to remove all strains of Judaism from Christianity. The “German Christian” e-book application, designed to develop their ideology, integrated books and pamphlets, radio talks and speeches, in addition to liturgies and retranslations of Scripture.

This quantity comprises key responses serious of the German Christians via Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, between others.

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