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The German Evangelical Alliance and the Third Reich

An Analysis of the «Evangelisches Allianzblatt»


Nicholas Railton

This is the first study to concentrate on evangelical reactions to the National Socialist regime. The author analyses the treatment of National Socialist social, political and economic policies in the Evangelisches Allianzblatt and makes references to other evangelical publications. He highlights the support theological conservatives in Germany gave to the government and examines their reticence in joining the Kirchenkampf. The German evangelical analysis of National Socialism is contrasted with the position taken by the British editors of Evangelical Christendom. The evangelical Vergangenheitsbewältigung is dealt with in a concluding chapter.
Contents: Three evangelical leaders - Responses to national socialism - German Christians and the church struggle - Religious concerns - Social concerns - The Jewish question - Hitler's foreign policy - The British evangelical alliance - Post-war trends.