Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Ryan Buesnel

Proposed Title

The Deutsche Christen under Hitler: Die Botschaft Gottes and the Institute for the Study and Elimination of Jewish Influence on German Church Life.


This thesis will suggest that the German State Churches co-opting of National Socialist ideology highlights the inherent danger of giving primacy to contemporary culture when undertaking theological reflection and biblical scholarship. This thesis will draw on various texts and publications which demonstrate the extent to which the German Church adapted the bible and theological tradition in order to accommodate anti-Semitism and Nazi racial policy. I will suggest throughout that contextual approaches to theological interpretation should be held in tension with the transcendent.

Why I chose CSU

I completed my BTh (Honors) in theology at Charles Sturt University.


Eremos, December 2018 No. 144. 'John Bunyan’s Cinematic Spirituality' ISSN: 1037-4922

Parity, November 2014, Vol.27 Issue 10 'Young People Seeking Asylum and Homelessness' ISSN: 1032-6170