Item description for The Priest And the Nazi by John Leconte...
What is truth? The soul of good and evil is presented in two characters: a Nazi SS officer fleeing Germany right after the end of the war and the Catholic priest he encounters. The Nazi is a perpetrator of the holocaust, one who pulled the trigger and opened the valves. Now a fugitive, he wants the Church to aide his escape to South America. The priest is a good man who believes in Church doctrine, but he is trapped in his little parish and yearns for privileges and denied indulgences. They strike a bargain, and in a test of wills, they find themselves on equal footing: fallible human beings who seek the essentials for their lives. Their paths cross toward corruption and forgiveness, defining their journey and ultimately their fate.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2006
Publisher Hopewell Publications
ISBN 1933435046 ISBN13 9781933435046
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The Priest And the Nazi Jul 14, 2007
The Priest and the Nazi is the raw tale of two characters who represent two of the most controversial issues in our recent past. The Nazi demands asylum from the church and a priest feels obligated to grant his request. Despite this, the priest feels a need to find out if this man can actually be saved. His underlying fear is that the Nazi killed Jews not because of pressure from the SS but because he actually enjoyed the feeling of killing. While uncovering the horrid truth, the priest's own demons also surface.
The Priest and the Nazi is captivatingly dark. I really wanted to see some aspect of hope and light in these two characters so I kept on reading. Instead, I found the similarities in between what typically should have been two extreme character types to be very refreshing and not at all what I had expected. That the book also touches upon some very important questions about the role of the Catholic Church during the atrocities of World War II is also quite brave.
A very highly recommended and entertaining read Jun 14, 2006
The Priest And The Nazi by John LeConte is a well crafted novel depicting the story of a highly ranked Nazi SS Officer and his encounter with a Bavarian Priest upon fleeing a defeated Germany. Engaging its readers in an original authorship and unique style, The Priest And The Nazi carries reader's full and complete attention through an intricate and unique tale in which fate and honor, human nature and truth are all interwoven elements. With its outstanding plot and artful storytelling, The Priest And The Nazi is a very highly recommended and entertaining read.
A New Point of View Jun 11, 2006
If you've ever watched the History Channel, you think it might be renamed the Nazi Network, because of its fascination with the Third Reich, but just when you thought you've read about this critical period in every way possible, Mr. LeConte delivers another perspective. PRIEST & NAZI creates an interesting profile of two key players in the good vs. evil conflict so well drawn by others. LeConte takes a personal approach, beyond the preachy text and judgmental arguments presented by similar works of fiction. In the personal desires and foibles of two memorable characters, we see a picture beyond historical terms and more toward cultural animation and perhaps the nature of right and wrong in civilization.