The Real Story Behind the Nazi Establishment’s Use of 'Romans 13'

Historians weigh in on Jeff Sessions’ use of Paul’s letter to the Romans to justify the Trump administration’s immigration policy, and its connections with Hitler, slaveholders and apartheid regimes

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In July 1933, during Hitler’s first summer in power, a young German pastor named Joachim Hossenfelder preached a sermon in the towering Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin’s most important church. He used...