Confessing Church

The Confessing Church (also translated Confessional Church) (German: Bekennende Kirche) was a Protestant schismatic church in Nazi Germany that arose in opposition to government-sponsored efforts to nazify the German Protestant church.

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Adolf Hitler's Religious Views - Persecution of Christian Churches
... See also Catholic Church and Nazi Germany In 1999 Julie Seltzer Mandel, while researching documents for the "Nuremberg Project", discovered 150 bound volumes ... of Christianity in prewar Nazi Germany is that the Nazi-backed "positivist" or "German Christian" church was endeavoring to make the evangelical churches of Germany an instrument of Nazi ... ultra-nationalistic, and totalitarian emphases of the German Christian church as incompatible with the Gospel of Jesus Christ ...
Prussian Union Of Churches - History - Under Nazi Reign - Protestants of Jewish Descent
... The official church body completely refused to help its persecuted parishioners of Jewish descent, let alone the Germans of Jewish faith ... But also the activists of the Confessing Church, bothered about this problem – like Supt ... Albertz, Bonhoeffer, Charlotte Friedenthal, Pastor Heinrich Grüber (German) (Jesus Church (Berlin-Kaulsdorf)), Hermann Maas, Meusel, Pastor Werner Sylten (German) could not prevail with their concern to help ...
Confessing Church - Aftermath
... Some of the leaders of the Confessing Church, such as Martin Niemöller or Heinrich Grüber, were sent to concentration camps ... A select few of the Confessing Church risked their lives to help Jews hiding illegally in Berlin during the war ... Several members of the Confessing Church were caught and tried for their part in creating forged papers, including Franz Kaufmann who was shot, and Helene Jacobs, who was jailed ...
Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Confessing Church
... In April, Bonhoeffer raised the first voice for church resistance to Hitler's persecution of Jews, declaring that the church must not simply "bandage ... was marked by a struggle within the Old-Prussian Union Evangelical Church between the nationalistic German Christian movement and Young Reformers — a struggle which threatened to explode into schism ... Hitler now unconstitutionally imposed new church elections in July 1933 ...
Kurt Aland - Life
... the Bruderrat (council of brothers) in the Bekennende Kirche (Confessing Church) ... During his studies, he worked for the journal of the Confessing Church, Junge Kirche (Young Church) ... (Who is lying?), written against Mathilde Ludendorff, he confirmed the position of the Confessing Church and identified with them ...

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