An Embassy Besieged: The Story of a Christian Community in Nazi Germany

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Here for the first time in print is the story of a small group who dared to confront Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich with the love of Jesus Christ. Avoiding covert resistance on the one hand and complicity and compromise on the other, the Rhön Bruderhof, under the courageous leadership of Eberhard Arnold, boldly witnessed to the politics of the Kingdom of God in Nazi Germany. Although "less than a gnat to an elephant," in Arnold's words, they believed that as God's ambassadors love could overcome hatred-even of ...

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An Embassy Besieged: The Story of a Christian Community in Nazi Germany

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Overview

Here for the first time in print is the story of a small group who dared to confront Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich with the love of Jesus Christ. Avoiding covert resistance on the one hand and complicity and compromise on the other, the Rhön Bruderhof, under the courageous leadership of Eberhard Arnold, boldly witnessed to the politics of the Kingdom of God in Nazi Germany. Although "less than a gnat to an elephant," in Arnold's words, they believed that as God's ambassadors love could overcome hatred-even of Adolf Hitler himself. This is an amazing account of a community who stayed true to the nonviolent way of the Cross, and how, despite relentless Nazi opposition, God protected and victoriously led them along the way.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608998791
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/5/2010
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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Emmy Barth is senior archivist for and member of Church Communities International (formerly known as the Bruderhof Communities). Her earlier book No Lasting Home (2009) tells the story of the Bruderhof's first year in Paraguay when they were forced to leave Europe during World War II.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Johann Christoph Arnold ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Prologue 1

1 Historical Background: The Path to Community 3

2 Hitler's Rise to Power 22

3 March to April 1933 37

4 May to June 1933 54

5 June to October 1933 64

6 October to November 1933 81

7 Plebiscite and Raid 95

8 November to December 1933 108

9 January to February 1934 131

10 February to May 1934 157

11 June to July 1934 166

12 Romans 13 177

13 July to August 1934 183

14 September to December 1934 198

15 January to March 1935 209

16 March to October 1935 227

17 The Revelation of John 236

18 November 1935 241

19 December 1935 to July 1936 245

20 August to December 1936 253

21 January to April 1937 269

22 May to July 1937 278

Notes 283

Bibliography 297

Index 299

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