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Paul Tillich's Against the Third Reich - Paul Tillich's Wartime Radio PDF

By Paul Tillich

ISBN-10: 0664257704

ISBN-13: 9780664257705

Paul Tillich, one of many maximum Protestant theologians of contemporary occasions, wrote multiple hundred radio addresses that have been braodcast into Nazi Germany from March 1942 via may possibly 1944. The proclaims have been passionate and political--urging Germans to acknowledge the horror of Hitler and to reject a morally and spiritually bankrupt govt. Laregly unknown within the usa, the proclaims were translated into English for the 1st time, and nearly half them are awarded during this e-book.

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It forms a part of the German tragedy that one like Goethe lived in a royal palace and, indeed, as he himself said, as a private individual. It forms a part of the German tragedy that Hegel equated reason, this most revolutionary of all forces, with the Prussian state and in this way turned it into a harmless office piece for higher civil servants. 30 It forms a part of the German tragedy that the German historians sought to show how a great past has led to a still greater present, for which it is the duty of every German to rejoice.

It is important to all that the battle against National Socialism is being led in this spirit. Only then does it have a chance of being victorious. Otherwise, it has still lost, even if it is outwardly victorious. That applies to the opponents of National Socialism outside Germany in the same way that it does to the opposition inside Germany. That hatred which is not holy hatred against evil but unholy, vengeful hatetred against the evil ones cannot be victorious, even if it is outwardly victorious.

Why did a great portion of the German scholars, writers, and artists make common cause with the forces of reaction. which held the stirrups for the present regime? Many will say what many ofthese stirrup holders are saying today: we did not know that the rider whom we helped into the saddle would ride the German nation and many nations with it into the abyss. We were in error, and we have made amends for that. Such an admission is. certainly ~luable and more promising for the future than the attitude of those who, even today, when the abyss has already become visible, pronounce their attitude at that time to be correct.

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