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Title: The political attitudes of the German Protestant church leadership, November 1918 - July 1933
Author: Wright, Jonathan
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 1969
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This thesis is a study of the policy of the Protestant church leadership towards the Weimar Republic and during the first six months of the Third Reich. The scope of the thesis is similar to that of existing studies of the Reichswehr, the Prussian civil service, and conservative political parties. Most work on the German Protestant church in the 20th century concentrates on the period of the Kirchenkampf under the Third Reich, but recently the part played by the church in the Republic has also attracted attention. The books on this subject, however, give only a general picture of the church as an anti-Republican institution. This thesis tries to show by a detailed study of the church leadership, based on manuscript sources, that there were also strong forces drawing the church towards an accommodation with the Republic. As in other comparable groups, there was an important Vernunftrepublikaner element within the church leadership.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.670862  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Protestant churches--Germany ; Germany--Politics and government--1918-1933
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