Loading, please wait...

product description page

Saving Germany : North American Protestants and Christian Mission to West Germany 1945-1974 (Paperback)

Saving Germany : North American Protestants and Christian Mission to West Germany 1945-1974 (Paperback) - image 1 of 1

About this item

Historians have mainly concentrated on the significance of the Marshall Plan, the creation of NATO, and exports of pop culture to describe the role of North Americans in the development of West Germany after the devastation of the Second World War. In Saving Germany, James Enns brings an entirely new focus to West Germany’s recovery by demonstrating how North American missionaries played a formative role in cultivating the humanitarian and spiritual conscience of postwar Germany. Enns begins by categorizing the kinds of Protestant missionary agencies active in West Germany, which ranged from mainline churches overseeing ecumenical humanitarian and church reconstruction projects to independent evangelical mission agencies working alongside local church groups. He then identifies notable themes that contextualize the spectrum of missionary responses, including the degree to which missionaries intentionally functioned as agents of Western democracy. In addition to discussions of well-known figures such as US evangelist Billy Graham, Enns highlights the important contributions of the Janz Quartet from the Canadian prairies and Robert Kreider of the Mennonite Central Committee. Tracking thirty years of transnational Christian missionary work, Saving Germany demonstrates the significant role of North American missionary agencies in the reconstruction of Germany.
Number of Pages: 308
Genre: History, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Mcgill-queen's Studies in the History of Religion, Series 2
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McGill Queens Univ
Author: James C. Enns
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 2017
TCIN: 52065283
UPC: 9780773549135
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-6808
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.