Betrayal : German Churches and the Holocaust

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Pub. Date: 1999-07-01
Publisher(s): Augsburg Fortress Pub
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Summary

In this cooperative venture with the U.S. Holocaust Museum, leading scholars in the field place the Nazi era in full historical perspective. This book is a broad overview of the Protestant and Catholic responses, including the institutional churches, the theological faculties, and theologians, such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Joseph Lortz. Included are assessments of the German Christian movement, the Confessing Church, the German Catholic church, the Vatican, and the free churches. Various responses -- villians, heroes, equivocators -- are highlighted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
1 Introduction
1(21)
Robert P. Ericksen
Susannah Heschel
2 Assessing the Heritage: German Protestant Theologians, Nazis, and the "Jewish Question"
22(18)
Robert P. Ericksen
3 Storm Troopers of Christ: The German Christian Movement and the Ecclesiastical Final Solution
40(28)
Doris L. Bergen
4 When Jesus Was an Aryan: The Protestant Church and Antisemitic Propaganda
68(22)
Susannah Heschel
5 The Confessing Church and Antisemitism: Protestant Identity, German Nationhood, and the Exclusion of Jews
90(20)
Shelley Baranowski
6 Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hitler's Persecution of the Jews
110(19)
Kenneth C. Barnes
7 Pius XII, the Jews, and the German Catholic Church
129(20)
Guenter Lewy
8 Joseph Lortz and a Catholic Accommodation with National Socialism
149(20)
Michael B. Lukens
9 Post-Holocaust Theology: German Theological Responses since 1945
169(20)
Micha Brumlik
Notes 189(31)
Index 220(4)
Contributors 224

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