Summary Book Review German Catholics and Hitler's Wars by Gordon C. Zahn:
Download or read book German Catholics and Hitler's Wars written by Gordon C. Zahn and published by University of Notre Dame Pess. This book was released on 1988-09-30 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Prior to the outbreak of World War II, nearly forty thousand German Catholics were involved in the German Catholic Peace League, a movement that caused many people in various countries to seriously reconsider the dimension of pacifism in their faith. During the course of the War, however, many of these same German Catholics raised no serious objection to serving in Germany's armies or swearing allegiance to Adolph Hitler. First published in 1962, German Catholics and Hitler's Wars created a furor, ultimately causing a serious reevaluation of church-state relationships and, in particular, of the morality of war. This work began as an attempt to understand the demise of the German Catholic Peace League. But because of various factors, including the destruction of vital records, Gordon C. Zahn began to consider the behavior of German Catholics in general and the evidence of their almost total conformity to the war demands of the Nazi regime. Using sociological analysis, he argues convincingly for the existence of a super-effective system of social controls, and of a selection between the competing values of Catholicism and nationalism. Although Zahn never speculates, conclusions are inescapable, chief among them that the traditional Catholic doctrine of the "just war" has ceased to be operative for Catholics in the modern world.
Summary Book Review German Catholics and Hitler's Wars by Gordon Charles Zahn:
Download or read book German Catholics and Hitler's Wars written by Gordon Charles Zahn and published by . This book was released on 1962 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review German Catholicism at War, 1939-1945 by Thomas Brodie:
Download or read book German Catholicism at War, 1939-1945 written by Thomas Brodie and published by . This book was released on 2018-10-04 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: German Catholicism at War explores the mentalities and experiences of German Catholics during the Second World War. Taking the German Home Front, and most specifically, the Rhineland and Westphalia, as its core focus German Catholicism at War examines Catholics' responses to developments inthe war, their complex relationships with the Nazi regime, and their religious practices. Drawing on a wide range of source materials stretching from personal letters and diaries to pastoral letters and Gestapo reports, Thomas Brodie breaks new ground in our understanding of the Catholic communityin Germany during the Second World War.
Summary Book Review Inside Hitler's Germany by Benjamin C. Sax:
Download or read book Inside Hitler's Germany written by Benjamin C. Sax and published by Wadsworth Publishing Company. This book was released on 1992 with total page 522 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of 126 items from source materials (documents, excerpts from books, etc.), dealing with various aspects of the history of Nazi Germany, with essays and comments by the editors. Pp. 185-188 survey Nazi racist ideology. In reference to the Jews, see especially ch. 13 (pp. 397-425), "The Solutions to the 'Jewish Problem', 1933-1941" (items 94-102) and ch. 14 (pp. 427-455), "The Death Camps, 1941-1945" (items 103-106).
Summary Book Review The Battle for the Catholic Past in Germany, 1945-1980 by Mark Edward Ruff:
Download or read book The Battle for the Catholic Past in Germany, 1945-1980 written by Mark Edward Ruff and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-07-31 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Were Pope Pius XII and the Catholic Church in Germany unduly singled out after 1945 for their conduct during the National Socialist era? Mark Edward Ruff explores the bitter controversies that broke out in the Federal Republic of Germany from 1945 to 1980 over the Catholic Church's relationship to the Nazis. He explores why these cultural wars consumed such energy, dominated headlines, triggered lawsuits and required the intervention of foreign ministries. He argues that the controversies over the church's relationship to National Socialism were frequently surrogates for conflicts over how the church was to position itself in modern society - in politics, international relations and the media. More often than not, these exchanges centered on problems perceived as arising from the postwar political ascendancy of Roman Catholics and the integration of Catholic citizens into the societal mainstream.
Summary Book Review The Catholic Church And Nazi Germany by Guenter Lewy:
Download or read book The Catholic Church And Nazi Germany written by Guenter Lewy and published by Da Capo Press. This book was released on 2000-02-04 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ”The subject matter of this book is controversial,” Guenter Lewy states plainly in his preface. To show the German Catholic Church's congeniality with some of the goals of National Socialism and its gradual entrapment in Nazi policies and programs, Lewy describes the episcopate's support of Hitler's expansionist policies and its failures to speak out on the persecution of the Jews. To this tragic history Lewy brings new focus and research, illuminating one of the darkest corners of our century with scholarship and intellectual honesty in a riveting, and often painful, narrative.
Summary Book Review The Nazi Impact on a German Village by Walter Rinderle:
Download or read book The Nazi Impact on a German Village written by Walter Rinderle and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2021-05-11 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many scholars have tried to assess Adolf Hitler's influence on the German people, usually focusing on university towns and industrial communities, most of them predominately Protestant or religiously mixed. This work by Walter Rinderle and Bernard Norling, however, deals with the impact of the Nazis on Oberschopfheim, a small, rural, overwhelmingly Catholic village in Baden-Wuerttemberg in southwestern Germany. This incisively written book raises fundamental questions about the nature of the Third Reich. The authors portray the Nazi regime as considerably less "totalitarian" than is commonly assumed, hardly an exemplar of the efficiency for which Germany is known, and neither revered nor condemned by most of its inhabitants. The authors suggest that Oberschopfheim merely accepted Nazi rule with the same resignation with which so many ordinary people have regarded their governments throughout history. Based on village and county records and on the direct testimony of Oberschopfheimers, this book will interest anyone concerned with contemporary Germany as a growing economic power and will appeal to the descendants of German immigrants to the United States because of its depiction of several generations of life in a German village.
Summary Book Review Preventing Unjust War by Roger Bergman:
Download or read book Preventing Unjust War written by Roger Bergman and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2020-12-15 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Catholic pacifists blame the just war tradition of their Church. That tradition, they say, can be invoked to justify any war, and so it must be jettisoned. This book argues that the problem is not the just war tradition but the unjust war tradition. Ambitious rulers start wars that cannot be justified, and yet warriors continue to fight them. The problem is the belief that warriors do not hold any responsibility for judging the justice of the wars they are ordered to fight. However unjust, a command renders any war "just" for the obedient warrior. This book argues that selective conscientious objection, the right and duty to refuse to fight unjust wars, is the solution. Strengthening the just war tradition depends on a heightened role for the personal conscience of the warrior. That in turn depends on a heightened role for the Church in forming and supporting consciences and judging the justice of particular wars. As Saint Augustine wrote, "The wise man will wage just wars. . . . For, unless the wars were just, he would not have to wage them, and in such circumstances he would not be involved in war at all."
Summary Book Review Hitler's Shadow War by Donald M. McKale:
Download or read book Hitler's Shadow War written by Donald M. McKale and published by Taylor Trade Publishing. This book was released on 2006-03-17 with total page 588 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Hitler's Shadow War, World War II scholar Donald M. McKale contends that the persecution and murder of the Jews, Slavs, and other groups was Hitler's primary effort during the war, not the conquest of Europe. According to McKale, Hitler and the Nazi leadership used the military campaigns of the war as a cover for a genocidal program that centered on the Final Solution. Hitler continued to commit extensive manpower and materials to this "shadow war" even when Germany was losing the battles of the war's closing years.
Summary Book Review German Catholicism at War, 1939-1945 by Thomas Brodie:
Download or read book German Catholicism at War, 1939-1945 written by Thomas Brodie and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-11-10 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: German Catholicism at War explores the mentalities and experiences of German Catholics during the Second World War. Taking the German Home Front, and most specifically, the Rhineland and Westphalia, as its core focus German Catholicism at War examines Catholics' responses to developments in the war, their complex relationships with the Nazi regime, and their religious practices. Drawing on a wide range of source materials stretching from personal letters and diaries to pastoral letters and Gestapo reports, Thomas Brodie breaks new ground in our understanding of the Catholic community in Germany during the Second World War.
Summary Book Review Wehrmacht Priests by Lauren Faulkner Rossi:
Download or read book Wehrmacht Priests written by Lauren Faulkner Rossi and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2015 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lauren Faulkner Rossi plumbs the moral justifications of Catholic priests who served willingly and faithfully in the German army in World War II. She probes the Church’s accommodations with Hitler’s regime, its fierce but often futile attempts to preserve independence, and the shortcomings of Church doctrine in the face of total war and genocide.
Summary Book Review Laws of Heaven by Michael Gallagher:
Download or read book Laws of Heaven written by Michael Gallagher and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2018-01-26 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this remarkable book about religion and politics today, Commonweal writer Michael Gallagher asks the question, How does one adhere to an essentially simple faith in a complex society that lacks moral leadership not only in its government, but also in its religious institutions? Laws of Heaven answers by exploring the lives of twelve extraordinary men and women whose controversial beliefs have led them to challenge their church and government as well as to frequently place their lives on the line. Here you will meet some of contemporary America's bravest and most unusual citizens: Marietta Jaegar, whose young daughter was brutally murdered by a serial killer, and who has become a dedicated anti-death penalty and peace activist; Charlie Liteky, who, relinquishing the Medal of Honor and the pension that accompanies it, fasted regularly in order to protest U.S. support of the Contras in Nicaragua; Elizabeth McAlister, who, like her husband, Philip Berrigan, repeatedly took part in acts of civil disobedience to protest American reliance on nuclear weapons; William P. Ford, a Wall Street attorney whose life was turned upside down when his sister was killed in El Salvador. Laws of Heaven is a challenging and provocative contribution to our understanding of the world in which we live. The lives of its twelve subjects force us to confront our own values and to ask how far we would be willing to go for what we believe in.
Summary Book Review Church of Spies by Mark Riebling:
Download or read book Church of Spies written by Mark Riebling and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-09-29 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The heart-pounding history of how Pope Pius XII -- often labeled "Hitler's Pope" -- was in fact an anti-Nazi spymaster, plotting against the Third Reich during World War II. The Vatican's silence in the face of Nazi atrocities remains one of the great controversies of our time. History has accused wartime pontiff Pius the Twelfth of complicity in the Holocaust and dubbed him "Hitler's Pope." But a key part of the story has remained untold. Pope Pius in fact ran the world's largest church, smallest state, and oldest spy service. Saintly but secretive, he sent birthday cards to Hitler -- while secretly plotting to kill him. He skimmed from church charities to pay covert couriers, and surreptitiously tape-recorded his meetings with top Nazis. Under his leadership the Vatican spy ring actively plotted against the Third Reich. Told with heart-pounding suspense and drawing on secret transcripts and unsealed files by an acclaimed author, Church of Spies throws open the Vatican's doors to reveal some of the most astonishing events in the history of the papacy. Riebling reveals here how the world's greatest moral institution met the greatest moral crisis in history.
Summary Book Review The Holocaust and Its Religious Impact by Jack Fischel:
Download or read book The Holocaust and Its Religious Impact written by Jack Fischel and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive survey of writings about the Holocaust and religious response. Explores the impact of Christian anti-Semitism on the Holocaust and the Holocaust's impact on Christianity.
Summary Book Review Hitler's Priests by Kevin Spicer:
Download or read book Hitler's Priests written by Kevin Spicer and published by Northern Illinois University Press. This book was released on 2008-04-14 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Christianity and Genocide in Rwanda by Timothy Longman:
Download or read book Christianity and Genocide in Rwanda written by Timothy Longman and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2009-09-07 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although Rwanda is among the most Christian countries in Africa, in the 1994 genocide, church buildings became the primary killing grounds. To explain why so many Christians participated in the violence, this book looks at the history of Christian engagement in Rwanda and then turns to a rich body of original national- and local-level research to argue that Rwanda's churches have consistently allied themselves with the state and played ethnic politics. Comparing two local Presbyterian parishes in Kibuye before the genocide demonstrates that progressive forces were seeking to democratize the churches. Just as Hutu politicians used the genocide of Tutsi to assert political power and crush democratic reform, church leaders supported the genocide to secure their own power. The fact that Christianity inspired some Rwandans to oppose the genocide demonstrates that opposition by the churches was possible and might have hindered the violence.
Summary Book Review In God's Name by Visiting Raoul Wallenberg Professor Omer Bartov:
Download or read book In God's Name written by Visiting Raoul Wallenberg Professor Omer Bartov and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2001 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite the widespread trends of secularization in the 20th century, religion has played an important role in several outbreaks of genocide since the First World War. And yet, not many scholars have looked either at the religious aspects of modern genocide, or at the manner in which religion has taken a position on mass killing. This collection of essays addresses this hiatus by examining the intersection between religion and state-organized murder in the cases of the Armenian, Jewish, Rwandan, and Bosnian genocides. Rather than a comprehensive overview, it offers a series of descrete, yet closely related case studies, that shed light on three fundamental aspects of this issue: the use of religion to legitimize and motivate genocide; the potential of religious faith to encourage physical and spiritual resistance to mass murder; and finally, the role of religion in coming to terms with the legacy of atrocity.