Twisted Cross The German Christian Movement in the Third Reich
Edition: 2nd 1996
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Description: How did Germany's Christians respond to Nazism? In Twisted Cross, Doris Bergen addresses one important element of this response by focusing on the 600,000 self-described 'German Christians,' who sought to expunge all Jewish elements from the Christian church. In a process that became more daring as Nazi plans for genocide unfolded, this group of Protestant lay people and clergy rejected the Old Testament, ousted people defined as non-Aryans from their congregations, denied the Jewish ancestry of Jesus, and removed Hebrew words like 'Hallelujah' from hymns. Bergen refutes the notion that the German Christians were a marginal group and demonstrates that members occupied key positions within the Protestant church even after their agenda was rejected by the Nazi leadership. Extending her analysis into the postwar period, Bergen shows how the German Christians were relatively easily reincorporated into mainstream church life after 1945. Throughout Twisted Cross, Bergen reveals the important role played by women and by the ideology of spiritual motherhood amid the German Christians' glorification of a 'manly' church.
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List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 3/4/1996
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Doris Bergen is associate professor at the University of Notre Dame. She lives in South Bend, Indiana.
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|the Anti-Jewish Church|
|the Antidoctrinal Church|
|the Manly Church|
|Non-Aryans in the People's Church|
|Catholics, Protestants, and Dreams of Confessional Union|
|Women in the Manly Movement|
|the Ecclesiastical Final Solution|
|the Church Without Rules|
|the Bride of Christ at War|