358 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 23 halftones, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4560-8
Published: March 1996
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-6034-2
Published: November 2000
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About the Author
Doris L. Bergen is associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame.
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"This is a disturbing and an important book, highly relevant for many contemporary discussions concerning theology, religion and modern culture. It vividly illustrates the dangers of completely breaking with tradition and the reason why many people, especially Jewish leaders, are often worried about such things as the so-called 'New Age' movements."--Studies in Religion
"An outstanding, stylish, and timely assessment . . . of the German Christian Movement which tried to fuse Christianity with National Socialism."--German History
"Using the primary documents from every major archive in Germany and the available secondary sources, Bergen offers a study that explores how the German Christian Movement tried to synthesize Christianity and National Socialism. . . . A superb book."--Choice
"Doris Bergen's account stands as a trenchant warning about the dangers which so easily beset any church that forsakes doctrinal orthodoxy in pursuit of popular political favour, or cultivates nationalist ethnicity at the expense of the Gospel. She is to be congratulated on so vividly depicting this dismal story."--German Studies Review
"Bergen is to be congratulated for this scholarly, well-balanced account of the German Christian movement, which comes as a welcome addition to studies dealing with the Holocaust."--Theological Studies
"Doris Bergen has written a fine study of a crucial aspect of Nazi domestic success. Her examination of the German Christian movement is an important corrective to the widespread misunderstandings of the role of the Protestant church that have prevailed among theologians and historians."--Susannah Heschel, Case Western Reserve University