Germany and the confessional divide: religious tensions and political culture, 1871-1989

"From German unification in 1871 through the early 1960s, confessional tensions between Catholics and Protestants were a source of deep division in German society. Engaging this period of historic strife, Germany and the Confessional Divide focuses on three traumatic episodes: the Kulturkampf w...

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Contributors: Ruff, Mark Edward (Editor) ; Großbölting, Thomas 1969- (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Oxford Berghahn 2022
In:Year: 2022
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Germany / Catholic church / Protestant Church / Society / History 1800-2000
Further subjects:B Germany Church history 20th century
B Collection of essays
B Germany Church history 19th century
B Christianity and politics (Germany) History
B Protestant Churches Relations History
B Church and state (Germany) History
B Catholic Church Relations Protestant churches History
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Summary:"From German unification in 1871 through the early 1960s, confessional tensions between Catholics and Protestants were a source of deep division in German society. Engaging this period of historic strife, Germany and the Confessional Divide focuses on three traumatic episodes: the Kulturkampf waged against the Catholic Church in the 1870s, the collapse of the Hohenzollern monarchy and state-supported Protestantism after World War I, and the Nazi persecution of the churches. It argues that memories of these traumatic experiences regularly reignited confessional tensions. Only as German society became increasingly secular did these memories fade and tensions ease"--
Item Description:Literaturangaben
ISBN:180073087X