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December 1, 2014
9780295994543
English
424
13 illus., 1 map
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Church Resistance to Nazism in Norway, 1940-1945

Church Resistance to Nazism in Norway, 1940-1945 examines the evolution of the Lutheran state Church of Norway in response to the German occupation. While German Protestant churches generally accepted Nazism and state incorporation, Norway's churches rejected both Nazism and ideological alignment. Arne Hassing moves through the history of the Church of Norway's relationship to the Nazi state, from its initial confused complicities to its open resistance and separation. He writes engagingly of the people at the center of this struggle and reflects on how the resistance affected the postwar church and state.

About the Author

Arne Hassing is professor emeritus of religious studies at Northern Arizona University.

Reviews

"[A] very informative, exciting, and stimulating book about the resistance of the Church of Norway to Nazism during the German occupation 1940-1945.It is an important contribution."—Torleiv Austad, Lutheran Quarterly

"Hassing's book is a valuable contribution to our understanding of the Norwegian Church during the Nazi occupation. One of the few books on this topic available in English, this book speaks to larger issues concerning the relationship between church and state, religious ethics, and resistance and should be of interest to a wide range of scholars of religious history, political history, the history of World War II and Norwegian history."—Anna M. Peterson, Journal of Church and State

"Hassing's volume is an important contribution to the literature. . . . This book is a "must" for the library of anyone interested in the Lutheran Church, national politics during the Nazi era, twentieth-century Norwegian history, and church resistance in the face of adversity."—Brenda L. Gaydosh, Historian, The

"Hassing weaves a compelling story. His account of the struggle that was waged to prevent the establishment of a youth organization modeled after the Hitler Youth is particularly striking."—Patrick Bernhard, American Historical Review

Endorsements

"Illuminative. Hassing's detailed analysis will undoubtedly be a major resource for future treatments of European church-state relations during the early twentieth century."—John S. Conway, University of British Columbia

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