THE CHURCH AND THE WAR by Karl Barth

THE CHURCH AND THE WAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In this little volume the distinguished Swiss theologian gives a brief account of the condition of the Protestant churches of Europe and the stand they have taken vis-a-vis National Socialism. But most of the book is devoted to the answers Professor Barth has given to certain questions raised by American churches, material originally published in the Christian Century. He deals with the reconciliation of loyalty to the State with loyalty to the Universal Church; the attitude of the Church towards this war; the function of the Church in war-time and the role of the Protestant of Naziism, its philosophy and practices; he is no pacifist; but his analysis of the function of the Church is penetrating and disturbing to any latent complacency in the American churches. A book which will be helpful to ministers and other Christian leaders, particularly Protestants anxious to orient their congregations concerning the place of the Church today.

ISBN: 1606080261
Publisher: Macmillan