Denomination and Resistance

The conflict with National Socialism gave rise to a reassessment of the denominational traditions in existence since the Reformation.

One’s attitude toward one’s own denomination was an ambivalent factor: On the one hand, it could weaken individuals’ resistance, for instance in the dispute between Lutherans and Reformed Christians. On the other hand, one’s attitude toward one’s own denomination could however also serve as support for resistance and be motiving as in the case of Kurt-Dietrich Schmidt.