Date of Award
Dr. Terry Carter
Dr. Wayne Bowen
Dr. Tom Greer
As the Weimar Republic deteriorated and Adolf Hitler rose in popularity, individual church leaders, like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, began to worry. Others, like Martin Niemoller, rejoiced at first, thinking that Hitler could restore Germany to its former glory, but changed their opinions and denounced Hitler's government when the Nazis attacked the churches. What motivated those two men and others to stand up for what they believed, and what obstacles did they overcome in order to be heard? To fully understand their story and the story of the Confessional Church in Nazi Germany, it is necessary to look at some of the history of Germany.
Klarhorst, Heidi Johanna, "Spiritual Leaders and Political Resisters: The Confessional Church in Nazi Germany" (2001). Honors Theses. 114.