Christ, Faith, and the Holocaust

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WestBow Press, Jan 20, 2011 - Religion - 184 pages
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How did the Holocaust take place in a nation of rich Christian history and cultural achievement?

What ideas—spiritual and intellectual—contributed to the nightmare of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich?

What theological forces contributed to the confused witness of the Christian churches?

How do Christians respond to the accusation that the Christian faith itself, even its own Scriptures, contributed to this modern tragedy?

What can Christians today learn from those who did, in fact, “stand in the evil day?”

In Christ, Faith, and the Holocaust, Richard Terrell responds to these haunting questions in a work of cultural apologetics that takes up the challenges and accusations that Christianity itself was a major cause of Nazism’s destructive path. Here, the Nazi movement is exposed as a virulently anti-Christian spirituality, rooted in idolatrous doctrines that took every advantage of distorted theology and emotional pietism that had evolved in German thought and church life. Here you will find the drama and importance of ideas and stories of personal witness that will sharpen the contemporary Christian’s sense of discernment in the arena of spiritual warfare.

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Confronting the Accusation Chapter 1
AntiSemitism in The New Testament? Chapter 2
Richard Rubenstein and Holocaust Theology Chapter 3
The Nazi Religion Chapter 4
Images and Their Worship Chapter 5
The Voices of Saints Chapter 6
Saint or Nazi Servant? Chapter 7
Theological Foundations and the Utopian
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About the author (2011)

Terrell is retired yet active and lives in England.

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