Cover of: The Fabricated Luther | Uwe Siemon-Netto

About the Book

The cliché that Martin Luther was the spiritual ancestor of Adolf Hitler was prominent following World War II, most notably in the work of journalist William Shirer. Scholars joined the bandwagon, mining Luther's writings for perceived connections between the great reformer and the mastermind of the Holocaust. Uwe Siemon-Netto exposes this connection as unfounded cliché thinking as he points readers to Luther's true descendants -- men such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Carl Goerdeler, and those who brought down the Berlin Wall through prayers and candlelight. - Back cover.

Table of Contents

Foreword / Peter L. Berger
A cliché twice defeated
Martin Luther : the villain
Martin Luther : no villain after all?
Martin Luther vindicated (I) : Carl Goerdeler
Martin Luther vindicated (II) : Leipzig 1989
Epilogue: Kairos and betrayal
Selected bibliography

Edition Notes

Copyright Date 2007

The Physical Object

Format Hardcover
Pagination 196 p.
Number of pages 196
Dimensions 9.1 x 6.6 x 0.8 inches
Weight 15.7 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library OL10896806M
ISBN 10 0758608551
ISBN 13 9780758608550
Library Thing 1402
Goodreads 2383422

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