A Remembrance of the Past; Building for the Future." ~ Eve Eckert Koehler

Remembering Our Danube Swabian Ancestors

Living Together with the Different Denominations

by Peter Lang
Translated by Brad Schwebler

   With this chapter I don’t want to make any false introduction.  When reading about Rev. Weber’s battles for the rights of the Protestants, we can be led to believe that the Protestants had suffered from the Catholic people.  That is not true.  German Catholics and German Protestants tolerated each other very well in the whole land.  That a shepherd wanted to keep his flock together and thereby fit certain methods is a matter of course and cannot be seen as hostility.

   The intolerance came from Croatian nationalism.  But because the Croatians could not operate on national motives considering the Hapsburgs, they resorted to religious motives.  This understanding was substantiated by the fact that the Slovakian Evangelicals remained unbothered

[Published at by Jody McKim Pharr, 2005]

Heritage Schwebler Lang Churches Ethnic & Religious Diversity