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Buy and Download Description Von Galen has been portrayed as a staunch anti-Nazi resister, primarily because of three powerful sermons he delivered in the summer of 1941. However, upon closer examination, von Galen's "resistance" emerges as selective opposition to particular issues such as euthanasia and attacks on the Catholic clergy. I want to argue that von Galen serves as a useful example of a German Catholic bishop who never truly went beyond the limits of the prevalent theologically based notion of resistance. I maintain that the combination of the memory of the Kulturkampf in contemporary theological writings and von Galen's sense of nationalist citizenship all contributed to limiting the possibilities of responses to Nazism. If one defines resistance as being able to go beyond the enabling resources of one's area of expertise at a particular historical moment (i.e., Catholic moral reasoning in von Galen's case), then the bishop, like so many others in the Catholic hierarchy of the time, was simply unwilling to practice open, active resistance. Von Galen has been portrayed as a staunch anti-Nazi resister, primarily because of three powerful sermons he delivered in the summer of 1941. However, upon closer examination, von Galen's "resistance" emerges as selective opposition to particular
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