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RELIGION IN GERMANY

Due to increasing public interest, and worldwide publicity by the Church of Scientology, this page has been created to help clarify some important and misunderstood issues dealing with religion in the Federal Republic of Germany.

For a basic discussion of German attitudes towards minority religions see the GERMAN SITUATION

In the English speaking world it is very easy for people to associate Germans and Germany with the Nazis. Recently, the role of ordinary Germans during WWII became the subject of intense debate through the publication of Daniel Goldhagen's book Hitler's Willing EXECUTIONERS

Germany has played a significant role in the development of Western culture, science and religion see: STUDY TRAILS

The Protestant Reformation is closely connected with WITTENBERG and MARTIN LUTHER.

SCHLEIERMACHER is often called "the father of modern theology."