n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - The Barmen theses: Then and now, E. Busch : book review

Volume 40, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



This book is a reflection on the which was a product of the German Confessing movement in the mid 1930s. It provided the fundamentals for theological discussion in contexts where collaboration had become a for Christians under the threat of persecution in many contexts. Its origins constitute a response to the pressure from National Socialism to conform to its ideology manifested in devotion to a human person ( other than Jesus of Nazareth) and a culture of a particular Aryan/Nordic race. As with many now historical confessions, this document originated in the context of dissent, in this case a small group from the German Evangelical Church.

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