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Judson Press Book Elucidates Baptists' Response to the Holocaust
By: Judson Press
Rich with primary resource material including personal stories, primary source documents, and speeches, and covering the full history of all Baptists during this period, readers will gain insight concerning Christianity and the Holocaust, as well as Baptist identity and history.
Reid S. Trulson, retired Executive Director of American Baptist International Ministries, states, "This is the first truly comprehensive assessment of the Baptist response to the repression and then persecution of Jews in the 1930s." He adds, "This rich contribution to Holocaust studies, as well as to Baptist, African American, and women's studies, is the story of a great evil and the responses of a people of faith."
"More than a study of attitudes toward the Holocaust, this book is a nuanced and helpful primer on race relations and the challenges of moving from sympathetic resolutions to action," says Dr. Deborah Van Broekhoven, Executive Director Emeritus of the American Baptist Historical Society.
This groundbreaking volume is a must-read for church historians, Holocaust scholars, Baptist history buffs, and anyone interested in interfaith relations. It comes at a critical point in current events as the nation is again facing anti-Semitic rhetoric.
LEE B. SPITZER, MDiv, DMin, PhD, is General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA. Previously, he served as Executive Minister of American Baptist Churches of New Jersey. He is author of several books, including Making Friends, Making Disciples: Growing Your Church through Authentic Relationships (Judson Press, 2010); Endless Possibilities:
About Judson Press: Founded in 1824, Judson Press is a publishing ministry of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA. It is committed to producing Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of individuals, congregations, communities, and cultures.
About American Baptist Home Mission Societies: American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.
About American Baptist Churches USA: ABCUSA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with more than 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God's mission around the world.
Linda Johnson-LeBlanc, Judson Press
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