Prof. Loconte's Review in the Wall Street Journal
Review Of Eric Metaxas's New Book On Bonhoeffer
NEW YORK, April 27, 2010—Joseph Loconte, Professor of Politics at The King’s College, recently wrote a piece published in the Wall Street Journal. Loconte reviewed Eric Metaxas’s new book, titled: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy.
His review begins:
“In April 1933, during the early months of Nazi rule in Germany, the "Aryan Paragraph," as it came to be called, went into effect. A new law banned anyone of Jewish descent from government employment. Hitler's assault on the Jews—already so evidently under way in his toxic rhetoric and in the ideological imperatives of his party—was moving into a crushing legal phase. German churches, which relied on state support, now faced a choice: preserve their subsidies by dismissing their pastors and employees with Jewish blood—or resist. Most Protestant and Catholic leaders fell into line, visibly currying favor with the regime or quietly complying with its edict.
“Such ready capitulation makes the views of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a young Lutheran theologian in Hitler's Germany, all the more remarkable….”
To read the entire review, please click here.
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