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Mothering the fatherland : a protestant sisterhood repents for the Holocaust

Author: George Faithful
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, USA, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the Allied bombing of Darmstadt in 1944, some Lutheran young women saw their city's destruction as an expression of God's wrath. In 1947, a small number formed the Ecumenical (now 'Evangelical') Sisterhood of Mary, one of the first post-war Protestant religious orders. They sensed God's call on them to embrace lives of radical repentance for the sins of the German people against God and against the Jews.  Read more...
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Named Person: Basilea Schlink; Busse
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Faithful
ISBN: 9780199363469 0199363463 9780199363476 0199363471
OCLC Number: 862780846
Description: xvii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part One: Protestant Guilt: 1. Guilt in Klara Schlink's Thought, 1920-1947; 2. Public Confessions of German National Guilt, 1945-1947; 3. Mother Basilea Schlink's Theology of Guilt --
Part Two: They, the Peoples: 4. The German Volk; 5. Schlink's Pseudo-Judaic, Germanic Vision of Nationhood --
Part Three. Repenting for Others: 6. Defining Repentance in Schlink's Theology; 7. Schlink and the Sisters' Repentance as a Priestly and Monastic Service; 8. The Place of Gender in Schlink and the Sisters' Repentance; 9. The Creation of Sacred Space in Schlink and the Sisters' Repentance --
Afterword --
Appendix 1. The Barmen Declaration --
Appendix 2. The Stuttgart Confession --
Appendix 3. The Darmstadt Statement.
Responsibility: George Faithful.

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George Faithful tells the story of a group of young Lutheran women who formed the Ecumenical Sisterhood of Mary in 1947 in order to advocate collective national guilt for the sins of the German  Read more...

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A significant study of an unconventional group of women. In 1947, in war-torn Germany, these Protestants took vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience to do penance for Christian anti-Judaism and Read more...

 
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