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Free Quest Course: Nazism and Religion

December 15, 2015 No Comment
Rev. Dr. John P. Hellwege, Jr.

Rev. Dr. John P. Hellwege, Jr.

ONLINE – Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS – Edmonton) is preparing to offer another course in its popular Quest series. Rev. Dr. John Hellwege (CLS Assistant Professor of Theology) will present on “Nazism and Religion” on the evenings of January 12, 19, 26, and February 2.

“Were the Nazis Christians, atheists, or something else?” asks the course description. “How did the Christian churches in Germany respond to Hitler and his regime? This four-part Quest series explores the complex interaction between religion and the infamous Third Reich.”

Dr. Hellwege has done extensive studies on what is known as the Kirchenkampf—the struggle for control of the German churches during the Nazi era. His doctoral dissertation focused on American Lutheran perceptions of Nazi Germany.

Earlier this year, Rev. Dr. Bill Anderson (Professor of Biblical Studies at Concordia University of Edmonton) offered a Quest Course on “Religion and Pop Culture.”

Quest is a continuing education program, offering lifelong learning classes for pastors, lay leaders, and all Christians. This class is offered free to the public (though donations are accepted), and is available as a webcast online for those unable to attend in person. For more information, visit CLS’ website here. To register for the free classes, contact Rhonda Buck at development@concordiasem.ab.ca or call (780) 474-1468, ext. 225.

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