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By Dawn G. Marsh

On July 28, 1797, an aged Lenape lady stood ahead of the newly appointed almsman of Pennsylvania’s Chester County and introduced a quick account of her existence. In a tragic irony, Hannah Freeman was once constructing her residency—a declare that cleared the path for her elimination to the poorhouse. finally, in spite of the fact that, it intended the ultimate removing from the ancestral land she had so tenaciously maintained. therefore used to be William Penn’s “peaceable kingdom” preserved. 

A Lenape one of the Quakers reconstructs Hannah Freeman’s background, touring from the times of her grandmothers sooner than ecu cost to the start of the 19th century. the tale that emerges is one in every of patience and resilience, as “Indian Hannah” negotiates lifestyles with the Quaker buddies who hire her, entrust their childrens to her, hunt down her therapeutic abilities, and, whilst she is weakened by way of affliction and age, deal with her. And but those are an analogous associates whose households have dispossessed hers. interesting in its personal correct, Hannah Freeman’s existence can also be striking for its designated view of a local American girl in a colonial group in the course of a time of dramatic transformation and upheaval. particularly it expands our knowing of colonial heritage and the local adventure that historical past frequently renders silent.

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48 As regrettable as the German Christian perversion of the law-gospel doctrine was, it did not justify a major change in the established doctrine. Barth’s undermining of the traditional distinction between law and gospel had equally troubling repercussions, as far as the conservative Lutherans were concerned, for understanding the rela- The Church Struggle | 27 tionship between church and state, which the highly controversial fifth thesis addressed. Of the six theses, the fifth is most important for an appreciation of the political and theological debates within the church in the aftermath of the war.

46 By arguing that the gospel was the source of the law, Barth hoped to block the linking of God’s law to the laws of man. ”47 The unity of gospel and law according to Barth was a theme that ran through the entire Barmen declaration. Thus, the premise of the second thesis is much the same as the first—to reinforce the infinite qualitative distinction between God and man. For conservative Lutherans, however, Barth’s reformulation was unacceptable. 48 As regrettable as the German Christian perversion of the law-gospel doctrine was, it did not justify a major change in the established doctrine.

Hitler was furious at Niemöller’s acquittal and the international support he received as a result of the trial. He ordered Niemöller locked up and held indefinitely. After eight months in Berlin’s Moabit prison, Niemöller spent the rest of the Third Reich in Sachsenhausen concentration camp outside Berlin and after 1941 in Dachau near Munich. 75 Hitler denied his request. Although Niemöller and some of his colleagues in the Dahlem wing distinguished themselves from their conservative colleagues by openly protesting the state’s church policy, the two wings were for the most part in agreement in their support for the war once it started.

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