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They Conspire Against Your People

Colin Barnes
Australian Author
They Conspire Against Your People

They Conspire Against Your People

Colin Barnes

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The story of the complicity of the Christian churches during the Holocaust, particularly in Poland, Hungary, and Germany, is a powerful indictment which commands our attention. This profoundly disturbing book demonstrates the danger of adapting religious beliefs to the prevailing political and philosophical currents and prejudices. They Conspire Against Your People is a timely reminder that we will be judged by our response to the suffering of others.
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The story of the complicity of the Christian churches during the Holocaust, particularly in Poland, Hungary, and Germany, is a powerful indictment which commands our attention. This profoundly disturbing book demonstrates the danger of adapting religious beliefs to the prevailing political and philosophical currents and prejudices. They Conspire Against Your People is a timely reminder that we will be judged by our response to the suffering of others.
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This book explores the extent to which the European churches and their theology contributed to a mindset that permitted the genocide of six million Jews during the Holocaust. Were the Catholic and Protestant churches of Europe rescuers, bystanders or facilitators? What emerges in this historical study is a commonality of word and deed, with the evidence indicating that Christianity in its various forms across Europe was surprisingly united in its view of the Jewish people. The Holocaust was a progression of increasingly lethal measures: vilification, boycotts, deportation, ghettoization, and finally, mass murder. With the exception of the latter, these stages repeated the pattern of the European churches' own Jewish policy in the centuries and years leading up to the Holocaust. This pre-existing pattern, based on the theological view of punitive supersessionism (that God had punished the Jews and replaced them with Christianity as his new people), proved decisive in determining the European churches' responses to the unfolding Nazi programme.Especially important is this study's treatment of Protestant perceptions of the Jewish people, often largely un-researched in the current historical literature. The cumulative effect of support for all earlier Nazi Jewish policies left the European churches morally incapable of opposing genocide. They opted for a guilty, deliberate silence while their presence and theology aided the Holocaust.
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Table Of Contents

  • About The Author Foreword Introduction Are The Churches Of Europe Guilty Of Genocide? The Progression To Auschwitz: Church Backgrounds, Nazi Policies And Church Reactions Chapter 1 Vilification: Denial Of Fellowship Chapter 2 Exclusion And Boycotts: Denial Of Livelihood Chapter 3 Deportation: Denial Of Residency Chapter 4 Ghettoization: Denial Of Freedom Chapter 5 Violence And Death: Denial Of Life Chapter 6 After The War: Denial Of Guilt Conclusion Chapter 7 Denial Of Christ Appendix The Statistic Of Pinchas Lapide, Platitudes, Wartime Rumours And Recollections Bibliography Index

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Profoundly disturbing
5 stars By SparkLit, Jul 06 2017
The story of the complicity of the Christian church during the Holocaust, particularly in Poland, Hungary and Germany, is a powerful indictment which commands our attention. This profoundly disturbing book demonstrates the danger of adapting religious beliefs to the prevailing political and philosophical currents and prejudices. They Conspire Against Your People is a timely reminder that we will be judged by our response to the suffering of others. (2016 Australian Christian Book of the Year judges)
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  • Catalogue Code 463610
  • Product Code 9780956200624
  • ISBN 0956200621
  • EAN 9780956200624
  • Pages 456
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher King's Divinity Press
  • Publication Date Jan 2014
  • Sales Rank #61354
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.643kg

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