The Lutheran Church and the East German State
Political Conflict and Change under Ulbricht and Honecker
Aims and Scope
Robert Goeckel here explains why, despite the ideological antagonism between Marxism–Leninism and Christianity, a working relationship developed between East Germany's Communist rulers and the country's Evangelical Lutheran Church. By reconstructing how the church won a measure of autonomy and became a forum for dissent, The Lutheran Church and the East German State deepens our understanding of the popular forces that swept the Honecker regime from power in the fall of 1989.
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- CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS