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Wehrmacht priests : Catholicism and the Nazi war of annihilation / Lauren Faulkner Rossi.

Faulkner Rossi, Lauren
Date
2015
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Description

"Wehrmacht Priests unpacks the complex relationship between the Catholic Church and the Nazi regime, including the Church's fierce but futile attempts to preserve its independence under Hitler's dictatorship, its accommodations with the Nazis regarding spiritual care in the military, and the shortcomings of Catholic doctrine in the face of total war and genocide." --Dust jacket.

Publication/Creation

Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015.

Physical description

ix, 336 pages ; 25 cm

Contents

Catholic bishops and Catholic youth in Germany after the Great War -- Pastoral care in the Wehrmacht -- Priests and Seminarians in the Wehrmacht -- Religion, nationalism, and why priests went to war -- The German Catholic church and the reality of defeated Germany -- Conclusion.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


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ISBN

  • 9780674598485
  • 0674598482

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