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Between Rome and the Godless: Martin Niemöller’s Apologetic Moves, 1930–50

Benjamin Ziemann

in Defending the Faith: Global Histories of Apologetics and Politics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266915
eISBN:
9780191938177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266915.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Martin Niemöller’s apologetic interventions from the late 1920s to the early 1950s reveal a complicated trajectory. He stood at the front line of the Protestant struggle against aggressive secularism ... More


“A Swissman in the Middle of Germany”: Bonn, 1930‒5

Christiane Tietz

in Karl Barth: A Life in Conflict

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198852469
eISBN:
9780191918858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852469.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In the summer semester of 1930, Barth moved to Bonn. He was soon drawn into a conflict with German nationalists about the German pacifist and theologian Günther Dehn, whom Barth defended. A few ... More


“We Who Can Still Speak”: Basel, 1935‒45

Christiane Tietz

in Karl Barth: A Life in Conflict

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198852469
eISBN:
9780191918858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852469.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In July 1935 Barth returned to Basel as professor. He retained his ties to the Confessing Church. In the 1938 Sudeten crisis, Barth wrote to the Czech professor Hromádka, encouraging the Czech to ... More


Public Confessions of German National Guilt, 1945–1947

George Faithful

in Mothering the Fatherland: A Protestant Sisterhood Repents for the Holocaust

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199363469
eISBN:
9780199363483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363469.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Leaders of the Confessing Church found themselves in prominent positions in German society under Allied occupation. With the help of Karl Barth, a few of them issued statements affirming Germans’ ... More


The Lonely Flame

James D. Strasburg

in God's Marshall Plan: American Protestants and the Struggle for the Soul of Europe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197516447
eISBN:
9780197516478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516447.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

This chapter surveys how the American Protestant ecumenical leader Stewart Winfield Herman, Jr., responded to the Nazi regime while serving as a pastor in Berlin from 1936 to 1941. Through an ... More


World Chaos

James D. Strasburg

in God's Marshall Plan: American Protestants and the Struggle for the Soul of Europe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197516447
eISBN:
9780197516478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516447.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

This chapter investigates how leading ecumenists like Henry Smith Leiper and fundamentalists such as J. Frank Norris and Gerald Winrod responded to a series of crises that swept over the ... More


Karl Barth: A Life in Conflict

Christiane Tietz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198852469
eISBN:
9780191918858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852469.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

From the beginning of his career, Swiss theologian Karl Barth (1886-1968) was often in conflict with the spirit of his times. While during the First World War German poets and philosophers became ... More


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