The Battle for the Catholic Past in Germany, 1945-1980

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Were Pope Pius XII and the Catholic Church in Germany unduly singled out after 1945 for their conduct during the National Socialist era? Mark Edward Ruff explores the bitter controversies that broke out in the Federal Republic of Germany from 1945 to 1980 over the Catholic Church's relationship to the Nazis. He explores why these cultural wars consumed such energy, dominated headlines, triggered lawsuits and required the intervention of foreign ministries. He argues that the controversies over the church's relationship to ...

The Battle for the Catholic Past in Germany, 1945-1980 2017, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107190665

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