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Buy and Download Description This chapter will consider the relationship between Christian teachings and genocide in twentieth-century Germany. Everyone knows that German people, of a generation still partially with us, perpetrated the Holocaust, the most purposeful and carefully developed genocide ever undertaken. The world has grappled with that brutal and virtually incomprehensible fact for more than half a century. How could it happen? How could they do it? Our most comfortable answers place the perpetrators on the far side of some vast gulf, completely "other." Our best historical answers, however, tend to reduce that gulf, as indicated, for example, in Christopher Browning's choice of a title for his book, Ordinary Men.1 The more ordinary the perpetrators, the less comfortable we feel. This chapter will consider the relationship between Christian teachings and genocide in twentieth-century Germany. Everyone knows that German people, of a generation still partially with us, perpetrated the Holocaust, the most purposeful and caref
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