Religion, Politics and Ideology in the Third Reich : Selected Essays, Paperback / softback Book

Religion, Politics and Ideology in the Third Reich : Selected Essays Paperback / softback

Part of the Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions series

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In a perceptive analysis of diverse source material, the essays of the late Uriel Tal in this volume uncover the dynamics of the secularization of religion, and the sacralization of politics in the Nazi era.

Through a process of inversion of meaning, concepts such as race, blood, soil, state, nation and Fuhrer were brought into the realm of faith, mission, salvation, sacredness and myth, thereby acquiring absolute significance.

Within this Nazi worldview, the Jew epitomised the arch enemy, both as a symbol and as the concrete embodiment of all that Nazism sought to negate: Western civilisation, monotheism, critical rationalism and humanism.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Prose: non-fiction
  • ISBN: 9780714681900

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