Priests de la Résistance!

Pages: 288
Subject: History, Religion: Christianity, Politics
Imprint: Oneworld

Priests de la Résistance!

The loose canons who fought Fascism in the twentieth century

The Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie

Who says you can't fight fascism in a cassock?
9781786076724 (10 Oct 2019)
RRP £12.99 / US$20.00

The Book

Whoever said that Christians had to be meek and mild hadn't met Félix Kir - parish priest, French resistance hero and inventor of the Kir Royale. And they probably weren't thinking of Archbishop Damaskinos who, when threatened with the firing squad by the Nazis, replied, ‘Please respect our traditions - in Greece we hang our archbishops.'

Whether pushing down country roads atop a tank or taking a bullet for an innocent schoolgirl, these fifteen extraordinary people were willing to give their lives to fight for the world they believed in.

Wherever fascism has taken root, it has met with resistance. From wartime Athens to sixties Alabama, Vichy France to military dictatorship in Brazil, these are the priests who dared to speak out (and act out) against those who would persuade us that hate is stronger than love.

Additional Information

Subject History, Religion: Christianity, Politics
Pages 288
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

The Reverend Fergus Butler-Gallie is Assistant Curate at Liverpool Parish Church and the author of A Field Guide to the English Clergy, a Best Book of the Year for The Times, Mail on Sunday and BBC History. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Oxford and a bachelor's degree in theology from the University of Cambridge. He once accidentally appeared on Only Connect. This is his second book.

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