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Mothering the FatherlandA Protestant Sisterhood Repents for the Holocaust$
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George Faithful

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199363469

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363469.001.0001

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Mother Basilea Schlink’s Theology of Guilt

Mother Basilea Schlink’s Theology of Guilt

(p.57) 3 Mother Basilea Schlink’s Theology of Guilt
Mothering the Fatherland

George Faithful

Oxford University Press

Whether inspired by them or acting independently of them, Mother Basilea Schlink surpassed the Stuttgart Confession of Guilt and the Darmstadt Statement in the extent of guilt that she claimed for Germans. With greater specificity by the mid-1950s, she attributed the spiritual plight of the German people to its brutal mistreatment of Jews in the Holocaust. Her call for national German repentance blossomed into a full-fledged Christian Zionism and national vision for Christian renewal in advance of the End Times. By the mid-1960s, the sisterhood adopted a morally and culturally reactionary stance, rejecting the sexual revolution and preaching an imminent End, should Germany fail to repent. Jewish responses to the sisterhood have ranged from silence to sympathy. Protestant responses have been more ambivalent, ranging from ambivalence to hostility, apart from a small but dedicated group of the sisters’ allies.

Keywords:   Mother Basilea Schlink, Christian Zionism, Germany, 1950s, 1960s, End Times, sexual revolution

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