Legitimacy of Resistance

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The issue of “Christ and Revolution” challenged Lutheran theologians in particular. The council’s Protestant pastors tried to resolve it by developing a hierarchy of Lutherans’ options for action in cases of conflict. The development of the Nazi regime in January of 1945 accordingly left only one possibility open: Call to national uprising! Any other position than this is passive insensitivity and (perhaps inadvertent) idolatry of the state per se regardless of its purpose and substance..

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