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Covenanted Solidarity: The Theological Basis of Karl Barth's Opposition to Nazi Antisemitism and the Holocaust

Lindsay, Mark R. (2001) Covenanted Solidarity: The Theological Basis of Karl Barth's Opposition to Nazi Antisemitism and the Holocaust. Issues in Systematic Theology, 9 . Peter Lang, New York. 343pp. ISBN 0820451916

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Abstract

This book explores the controversial issue of whether and how the Swiss theologian Karl Barth responded to the antisemitic policies of Nazi Germany. Drawing on, and arguing against, debates within the fields of Parthian, Holocaust and Kirchenkampf literature, the author argues that not only were Barth's ;political actions in thoroughgoing opposition to both the Nazi regime and its inherent antisemitism, but that this stance was firmly based on his dogmatic theology, in particular, the Church Dogmatics. On the basis of his interpretation of Barth's theology and its political expressions, the author rejects the commonly held assumption that Barth was indifferent to the Jewish plight and suggests that his resistance was at least as comprehensive as Dietrich Bonhoeffer's.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Karl Barth, Nazism, Holocaust, election, revelation, Jews, Israel
Fields of Research: 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210307 European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Trinity College Theological School
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2016 05:38
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 04:05
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2782

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