The Church Confronts the Nazis: Barmen Then and Now
Hubert G. Locke
Edwin Mellen Press, 1984 - Religion - 239 pages
A collection of working papers published in preparation for the American conference at Seattle observing the 50th anniversary of the Barmen Declaration. In the paper by J.S. Conway, the struggle between the churches and the Third Reich is detailed. The author argues that the Barmen Declaration was not intended as a political protest against the Hitler state, but only the nazified Church, that the Confessing Church was never really the spearhead of resistance to the tyranny that engulfed Germany, that the Roman Catholic Church was essentially neutralized and that the churchgoing population did not realize the implications of Nazism until it was too late.
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TEXT OF THE BARMEN DECLARATION
THE BARMEN SYNOD AND
WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED
ambitious antisemitism attack attempt Barmen Declaration Barmen Synod Barmen thesis believe Berlin Bonhoffer Catholic century Christian tradition Christians in Germany Church administration Church in Germany church leaders churchmen claim clergy Cochrane common Concordat Confessing Church Confessional Churches Confessional Synod congregations constitution crisis cultural defense Deutsche Christen dictatorship Dietrich Bonhoffer Enlightenment false doctrine force German Christians German Church Struggle German Evangelical Church Germany's Gill God's Gospel Hitlerism and Stalinism Holocaust Holy human freedom ideology institutions Jesus Christ Jewish Jews Judaism Karl Barth Kittel Krumwiede leadership liberal humanism loyalty Lutheran major Marahrens Martin Niemoller Miiller modern movement Muller national church National Socialism National Socialist natural theology Nazi Party Nazism numbers oppose opposition pastors Paul Althaus political position problem propaganda Protestant church Prussian church Reformed regime reject the false religion religious pluralism resistance revelation Soviet Stalinism statement theologians Third Reich Torstenson totalitarian unity Weimar