In Solitary Witness - Study Guide The Martyr and His Church and The Martyr as Rebel: A Sociological Summary & Analysis

Gordon Zahn
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In "The Martyr and His Church," the author points out that Jagerstatter wanted support from his priests—the officials of his faith—but that none gave it. The author says that the majority of these men advise Jagerstatter to accept his military assignment and that most of them probably want to save Jagerstatter's life, but that they probably do not think of the war as unjust. If they thought the war was morally wrong, more of them would probably have stood with Jagerstatter. As it is, Jagerstatter stands as the "solitary witness" for his faith." Fr. Baldinger publishes an article in 1963 that includes the text of Jagerstatter's farewell letter and in this article, Baldinger refers to Jagerstatter as "a saint, for...

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