Betrayal: German Churches and the Holocaust

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Robert P. Ericksen, Susannah Heschel
Fortress Press, 1999 - History - 224 pages
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Leading scholars in the field of Holocaust studies place the Nazi era in full historical perspective. This book is a broad overview of the Protestant and Catholic responses, including 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 and individuals—villains, heroes, equivocators—are highlighted.

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Contents

Acknowledgments
ii
German Protestant Theologians
22
The German Christian Movement
40
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Robert P. Ericksen is Kurt Mayer Chair in Holocaust Studies and Professor of History at Pacific Lutheran University. Ericksen is also a Fellow of the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation. He is on the editorial boards of the journals Kirchliche Zeitgeschicte (Contemporary Church History) and Association of Contemporary Church Historians. Ericksen is the author of Theologians under Hitler: Gerhard Kittel, Paul Althaus and Emanuel Hirsch (1985) and co-editor of Betrayal: German Churches and the Holocaust (1999).

Susannah Heschel, the daughter of Abraham Heschel, is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Her many books include The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany. She is the editor of Moral Granduer, Spiritual Audacity: Essays of Abraham Joshua Heschel.

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