Christian Faith in Dark Times: Theological Conflicts in the Shadow of Hitler

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Westminster John Knox Press, Apr 15, 1992 - Religion - 264 pages
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This notable study of Christian faith and how it functions in "dark times" reveals the thoughts and actions of six leading theologians of the Weimar Republic/Third Reich period--Karl Barth, Rudolf Bultmann, Paul Tillich, Paul Althaus, Emanuel Hirsch, and Friedrich Gogarten--and what prompted them to either resist or support the Nazi movement. Jack Forstman examines the theological values of these theologians and considers the interconnectedness among them; their easy, uneasy, and shifting alliances with each other; and the controversies that arose within their circle. His book provides a fascinating glimpse into an important moment in the history of Christian theology. It will stimulate contemporary Christians to think how they might recognize the demonic in society and resist it.

 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
9
PARTI
21
Karl Barth and The Epistle to the Romans
27
PART II
73
Ethics of Conscience or Ethics of Grace?
79
Tillich Versus Barth and Gogarten
103
Hirsch and Bultmann
148
PART III
157
A Clash Between Barth and Hirsch
179
On Membership in the Socialist Party
191
The Barmen Declaration and the Ansbacher Counsel
197
On the Loyalty Oath
203
What Its All About
210
Bultmann and the Struggle
222
PART IV
243
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Jack Forstman is Professor Emeritus of Theology and Dean Emeritus of Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee.

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