Ludwig Müller – nazismens chefteolog

  • Martin Friis
Nøgleord: Ludwig Müller, national-socialist Weltanschauung, Protestant theology in the beginning of the 20th century, Positives Christentum, anti-Semitism


This article attempts to cast light upon Ludwig Müller’s
authorship. Müller was one of the leading figures in the German Christian
(“DC”) Faith Movement during the 1930s. He was elected as the
first (and only) Reichsbischof of the short-lived Protestant Reichskirche in
the first half of the 1930s. For this reason his authorship presents unique
insights into the DC-movement’s own reasoning concerning its particular
view of the Evangelical-Protestant doctrine shared by many German
theologians at that time. The article asserts that Müller’s theological reasoning
– in his attempt to bring about a harmonization of EvangelicalProtestant
doctrine and National-Socialist Weltanschauung – results in a
perversion of the above-mentioned Christian doctrine due to a conspicuously
anti-dogmatic (i.e. not-sin-oriented), a highly pragmatic oriented
attitude towards Christian morals, and a one-sided focus on God’s

Friis, M. (2012). Ludwig Müller – nazismens chefteolog. Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift, 75(1), 39-57.