German Christians

German Christians

The Deutsche Christen (English: German Christians) were a pressure group and movement within German Protestantism aligned towards the antisemitic and Führerprinzip ideological principles of Nazism with the goal to align German Protestantism as a whole towards those principles. Their advocacy of these principles led to a schism within the German Protestant church and the attendant foundation of the rival Confessing Church in Germany.

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German Christians - After-effects
... After 1945, the remaining German Christian currents formed smaller communities and circles distanced from the newly-formed umbrella of the independent church bodies Evangelical Church in ... German Christian-related parties sought to influence the historiography of the Kirchenkampf in the so-called "church-historical working group", but they had little effect from then ... Other former members of the German Christians moved into the numerically insignificant religious communities known as the Free People's Christian Church (German Freie Christliche Volkskirche) and the People's ...
Jerusalem's Church - As A Prussian Union Place of Worship (1830–1941) - During The Struggle of The Churches
... and synodals on 13 November 1932 the Nazi Faith Movement of German Christians ran for the first time for seats in the presbyteries of the congregations and synods of the old-Prussian church body ... nationalist parishioners rather voted for the German Christians ... Church was one of the four, where the German Christians gained already at this time a, narrow though, majority of the seats in the presbytery (German Gemeindekirchenrat) ...
Ludwig Müller (theologian)
... Gütersloh, Westphalia, Germany died July 31, 1945 in Berlin, Germany) was a German who headed the German Christians (German Deutsche Christen) and was imposed by ... In the 1920s and early 1930s, before Hitler's assumption of the German Chancellorship in January 1933, he was a little known pastor who had been a military chaplain and a ... However, he was an "old fighter" with Hitler (German Alter Kämpfer) since 1931, and had a burning desire to assume more power ...
Pfarrernotbund - Prelude
... this election the Nazi Faith Movement of the German Christians gained an average of 70-80% of all seats in the presbyteries and synods ... Only in a minority of congregations the German Christians gained no majority ... Evangelical Church of the old-Prussian Union, which itself had a German Christian majority in its general synod ...
Adolf Hitler's Religious Views - Persecution of Christian Churches
... prosecution team and had compiled large amounts of evidence that Nazis persecuted Christian Churches ... that the Nazi regime had a plan to reduce the influence of Christian churches through a campaign of systematic persecutions ... 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 policy ...

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