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Jour Sans Retour

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L'Église ne fait pas de politique et c'est là sa force, affirme dans les années trente le pasteur de la Domkirche de Magdebourg, "le gouvernement dirige les gens dans une direction, l'Église les dirige dans l'autre. C'est une tolérance mutuelle et chacun est libre de parvenir à ses fins." Son fils pourtant, étudiant en théologie, qui se destine lui aussi à être pasteur, a ...more
Paperback, 345 pages
Published February 5th 2003 by Le Livre de Poche (first published 2003)
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Recently having found Katherine Kressmann Taylor's book (Address Unknown) by chance mentioned on an OTR (old time radio) quiz show_ Information Please, which was a chilling read, I saw this book mentioned as an addition on that subject of Nazi Germany. I found Day of No Return, as disturbing but it's focus was what the Nazi regime did on the infiltration of the Lutheran church. I was not aware at what lengths they went to try to destroy the belief in God and their attempt to make Hitler a God.
Nicolás Guasaquillo
Me ha dado algunos datos interesantes y la oportunidad de conocer un protagonista más de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Aunque no me he llevado sorpresas y aunque los hechos que se exponen aquí sean un tanto "mentirosos" o difíciles de creer (como quieran llamarlo), se hace interesante leerlo por el simple motivo de ampliar un poco el conocimiento, nunca está de más. "Nazis intentando gobernar la iglesia" así, probablemente, Bernhard definiría este libro.
Peter Bradley
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This is something of an historical artifact. This book was written in 1942 by Kressman Taylor based on her interview with a German Lutheran pastor who was under FBI protection. The story follows the main character, Karl Hoffman, as he embarks on his career as a theology student at just the moment that Hitler's National Socialists are taking over the German government and german society. Karl encounters the Nazis as op
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Born Kathrine Kressmann, she married Elliott Taylor in 1928. Her first and most famous book, "Address unknown", was initially published by Story magazine. As both the editor and her husband deemed the story "too strong to appear under the name of a woman", she took on the pseudonym Kressman Taylor, which she used for the rest of her professional life.
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“All political discussion is forbidden,” he snapped. “What price our free citizenship now?” said one of the boys to me as the group broke up. Our lively discussions had been the basis of our whole university life. Now a strange paralysis lay upon the great halls, and the aggressive thinking that had characterized our days had no more voice. This silence that had been imposed on us was something so new, so removed from all our tradition, that we hardly knew how to face it. Even the Nazi doctrines were not allowed to be debated. The supremacy of the Nordic race, anti-Semitism, the importance of the state and the unimportance of the individual were not to be discussed. They were to be learned and adopted. It” 0 likes
“The text we shall consider this morning,” he said clearly and with a cutting edge to his voice, “is found in the twenty-first chapter of the Gospel according to St. Matthew, in the thirteenth verse. ‘My house shall be called the house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves.’” A gasp went over the auditorium as if a quick wind had stirred through dry leaves. He turned and his big hand pointed above the banks of massed flags to the shining slenderness of the Crucifix, high before the people’s eyes. In a clarion tone he cried: “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.” Then his voice sank to solemnity. “Let” 0 likes
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