Preaching in Hitler’s Shadow, edited by Dean G. Stroud
In the Hitler era, a small number of German pastors associated with the Confessing Church dared to speak against Nazi rule. Some lost their lives for doing so. This collection includes sermons by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Karl Barth, Martin Niemöller, Rudolf Bultmann, Helmut Gollwitzer and lesser-known pastors. Stroud, professor emeritus of German studies at the University of Wisconsin in LaCrosse, describes the political situation and the prevailing religious attitudes that these pastors courageously engaged. The sermons show the power of good theology, biblical exposition, and practical application.