"When The German Phoenix first appeared in 1960, only a small circle of scholars recognized its seminal importance, as well as that of the events it addressed. Today, both the book and the events have become landmarks in modern religious history."-from the foreword by Hubert Locke. Religious historians attribute an entire movement of scholarship to the initial publication of The German Phoenix in 1960. Author Franklin Hamlin Littell was, and is, responsible for initiating and continuing research on the encounter between German Protestantism and the government of the Third Reich. Littell's many accomplishments, including the establishment of the first graduate seminar in an American university on the twin themes of the Holocaust and the Church struggle, serve to make this special reprint edition the essential item for study in its field.