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Keine Gewalt! No Violence! : How the Church Gave Birth to Germany's Only Peaceful Revolution.

Author: Roger J Newell
Publisher: Eugene : Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study tour to Leipzig in the former East Germany (GDR) raised new questions for Roger Newell about the long struggle of the Protestant church with the German state in the twentieth century. How was it possible that a church, unable to stop the Nazis, helped bring a totalitarian government to its knees fifty years later? How did an institution marginalized in every way possible by the state education system,  Read more...
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Newell, Roger J.
Keine Gewalt! No Violence! : How the Church Gave Birth to Germany's Only Peaceful Revolution
Eugene : Wipf and Stock Publishers,c2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger J Newell
ISBN: 9781532612831 1532612834
OCLC Number: 1020689512
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (220 p.)

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A study tour to Leipzig in the former East Germany (GDR) raised new questions for Roger Newell about the long struggle of the Protestant church with the German state in the twentieth century. How was it possible that a church, unable to stop the Nazis, helped bring a totalitarian government to its knees fifty years later? How did an institution marginalized in every way possible by the state education system, stripped of its traditional privileges, ridiculed by the government and the media as a dinosaur, become the catalyst for a transformation that enabled a great but troubled nation to be pe.

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