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Religion, Politics and Ideology in the Third Reich : Selected Essays - Uriel Tal

Religion, Politics and Ideology in the Third Reich

Selected Essays

By: Uriel Tal

Paperback Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9780714681900
Number Of Pages: 240

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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.

Series Editor's Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Violence and the Jew in Nazi Ideologyp. 1
'Political Faith' of Nazism Prior to the Holocaustp. 16
On the Study of the Holocaust and Genocidep. 55
Structures of German 'Political Theology' in the Nazi Erap. 87
Law and Theology: on the Status of German Jewry at the Outset of the Third Reich (1933/34)p. 130
Religious and Anti-Religious Roots of Modern Anti-Semitismp. 171
On Modern Lutheranism and the Jewsp. 191
Jewish and Universal Social Ethics in the Life and Thought of Albert Einsteinp. 204
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780714681900
ISBN-10: 0714681903
Series: Cass Series--Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1