Faith and Fatherland: Parish Politics in Hitler's Germany  -     By: Kyle Jantzen
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Faith and Fatherland: Parish Politics in Hitler's Germany

Fortress Press / 2008 / Paperback

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An informative glimpse into the world of German Protestants in the difficult Hitler era, Faith and Fatherland approaches the history of the Church Struggle from the "bottom up," using sources like pastors' correspondence, parish newsletters, local newspaper accounts, district superintendents' reports, and local church statistics.

While Jantzen confirms the general understanding that German Protestants failed to resist or even critique the Nazi regime, he reveals a surprising diversity of opinion and variety of action, including the successful efforts of some Lutheran pastors and parishioners to resist the nazification of their churches.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0800623584
ISBN-13: 9780800623586

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An informative glimpse into the world of German Protestants in the difficult Hitler era, Faith and Fatherland approaches the history of the Church Struggle from the "bottom up," using sources like pastors' correspondence, parish newsletters, local newspaper accounts, district superintendents' reports, and local church statistics. While Jantzen confirms the general understanding that German Protestants failed to resist or even critique the Nazi regime, he reveals a surprising diversity of opinion and variety of action, including the successful efforts of some Lutheran pastors and parishioners to resist

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Kyle Jantzen is Associate Professor of History at Ambrose University College, Calgary.

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