Christianity and Resistance in the 20th Century

From Kaj Munk and Dietrich Bonhoeffer to Desmond Tutu

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Editor: Dosenrode
How is the Christian supposed to act when his or her government misbehaves? Should one suffer and obey the authority, or should one render resistance; and if so, should it be passive or active; and if active, should it be violent or not? This book will not provide the answer to this question, but it will describe and analyse important persons of the 20th century who were placed in a situation where they did not merely 'turn the other cheek', but felt that they had to resist a regime; a decision which had consequences for them all. Thus the book provides insight to a central and current question of Christian and indeed religious thinking.
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Biographical Note

Søren Dosenrode graduated from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Zürich, Switzerland in 1992. He is Jean Monnet Professor at the Department of History, International and Social Studies at Aalborg University as well as the founder and director of research at the Kaj Munk Research Centre at Aalborg University. He has published widely, mostly within the field of European studies.

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"The essays are well researched. [...] [T]he book is a fascinating and profoundly moving resource that certainly
deserves wide use."
Douglas S Bax, Cape Town, South Africa, retired Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa. International Journal for Religious Freedom, 4:1 (2011).

Readership

All those interested in Christianity and Resistance, prominent Christians of the 20th Century, and the relation between the Church and totalitarian regimes.The book is a must for libraries, students of theology, history and social sciences.

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