Preaching in Hitler’s Shadow, edited by Dean G. Stroud

March 31, 2014

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.