Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Lutheran churches stood against Nazis and Stalinists

Lutheran churches in Germany were among the only institutions to stand against Nazis in the 1940s. For this reason they were left intact when the Stalinists took over. And forty years later, the Lutheran churches of East Germany were prominent in the crumbling of Stalinism. The revolutions of 1989 throughout the East Bloc were Lutheran revolutions -- from the epicenter in Bach's church in East Germany to the uprising in Timisoara -- all of these began in Lutheran churches. How accurate is Rorty's notion of Nazis and Christians being identical?

No comments :