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A church undone : documents from the German Christian Faith Movement, 1932-1940 / selected, translated, and introduced by Mary M. Solberg.

Book Book ([2015])
Description: xvii, 486 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, [2015]
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  • ISBN: 9781451464726
  • ISBN: 145146472X
General Note: Translations of excerpts of documents, with introductory essay and introduction to each document.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-477) and index.
Contents: Introduction / Mary M. Solberg -- The original guidelines of the German Christian Faith Movement / Joachim Hossenfelder -- The Aryan paragraph in the church and responses / various authors -- Theological existence today! / Karl Barth -- What the German Christians want for the church / Emanuel Hirsch -- The history of the "German Christian" Faith Movement / Arnold Dannenmann -- The handbook of the German Christians (1933) / German Christian National Church Union -- The Jewish question / Gerhard Kittel -- Our struggle / Joachim Hossenfelder -- Speech at the Sports Palace in Berlin / Reinhold Krause -- Declaration of the national bishop regarding the events in the Sports Palace / Ludwig Müller -- Outline of German theology / Friedrich Wieneke -- German Christians: a people's book : a guide to today's Faith Movement / Constantin Grossmann -- The German community of Christ: the path to the German National Church / Julius Leutheuser -- Christ in Germany's Third Reich : the nature, the path, and the goal of the German Christian Church Movement / Siegfried Leffler -- Political Christianity : on the Thuringian "German Christians" / Paul Althaus -- God's word in German : the Sermon on the Mount, Germanized / Ludwig Müller -- What do the German Christians want? : 118 questions and answers / Otto Brökelschen -- Freedom of conscience / Wolf Meyer-Erlach -- Jesus and the Jews! / Organization for German Christianity -- The Godesberg Declaration and responses / various authors -- Who is Jesus of Nazareth? / Walter Grundmann.
Summary: Decades after the Holocaust, many assume that the churches in Germany resisted the Nazi regime. In fact, resistance was exceptional. The Deutsche Christen, or "German Christians," a movement within German Protestantism, integrated Nazi ideology, nationalism, and Christian faith. Marrying religious anti-Judaism to the Nazis' racial antisemitism, they aimed to remove everything Jewish from Christianity. For the first time in English, Mary M. Solberg presents a selection of "German Christian" documents. Her introduction sets the historical context. Includes responses critical of the German Christians by Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. -- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Solberg, Mary M., 1947- (editor,, translator.).
Citation: Solberg, Mary M. "A church undone : documents from the German Christian Faith Movement, 1932-1940." Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, 2015.

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