XV; 369 S.; Illustr.; 24 cm. Originalleinen mit illustr. Schutzumschlag.


Gutes Ex.; innen leider einige (wenige) Anstreichungen. - Englisch. - The fusion of Adolf Hitler's charisma with the promise of a restored nation lured many Germans, including a number of Catholic priests, to National Socialism, As self-appointed propagandists for the Nazi Party, these clergymen?known as "brown priests"?risked reprobation from their superiors to spread the message that Catholicism was compatible with Nazism. In this insightful study, Spicer unearths a dark subchapter in Roman Catholic history, revealing the stories of brown priests who enjoyed the forbearance of the Church hierarchy, who struggled to serve two masters, or who opted for new vocations in the Third Reich. (Verlagstext) / INHALT : Preface ---- Introduction ---- Adapting Catholic Teaching to Nazi Ideology ---- In the Trenches for Hitler ---- The Old Fighters under Hitler's Rule ---- Antisemitism and the Warrior Priest ---- From Nationalism to National Socialism ---- Germanizing Catholicism ---- Judgment Day Brown Priests on Trial? ---- Conclusion ---- Appendix German Catholic Ecclesiastical Structure ---- Appendix The Brown Priests Biographical Data ---- Notes ---- Sources Cited ---- Index. ISBN 9780875803845