Our Next Earl Robinson Memorial Lecture with Dr. Rebecca Carter-Chand

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2022 – 7:00 PM CT (8:00 PM EASTERN)

Dr. Rebecca Carter-Chand presents Polarized Communities in Uncertain Times: Situating The Salvation Army in the German Church Struggle of the Nazi Era 

In the 1930s, an internal struggle for control emerged within the German Protestant Church, between a pro-Nazi faction and the Confessing Church, which sought to maintain the independence and theological integrity of the churches. In this lecture, Rebecca Carter-Chand will situate the German Salvation Army in this volatile context, exploring the theological, structural, and practical issues that were at stake for the Army, as Germany shifted from democracy to dictatorship. 

Rebecca Carter-Chand is Director of the Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She received her PhD in History and the Collaborative Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto in 2016.

She is the co-editor with Kevin Spicer of, Religion, Ethnonationalism, and Antisemitism in the Era of the Two World Wars (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022). Other publications include, “A Relationship of Convenience or Conviction?: The International Salvation Army and the German Heilsarmee in the Nazi Era,” Kirchliche Zeitgeschichte 34 (2021) and “The Politics of Being Apolitical: The Salvation Army and the Nazi Revolution,” Word & Deed: A Journal of Salvation Army Theology and Ministry 18, 2 (2016). 

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Watch Dr. Carter-Chand’s lecture from 2021


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