n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - The Barmen theses: Then and now, E. Busch : book review
|Article Title||The Barmen theses: Then and now, E. Busch : book review|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Nov 2012|
|Pages||294 - 295|
This book is a reflection on the Barmen Declaration 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 modus operandi 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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