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The Nazi religion and the rise of the French Christian resistance  Cover Image Book Book

The Nazi religion and the rise of the French Christian resistance / Kathleen Burton.

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  • ISBN: 9781538171400
  • ISBN: 1538171406
  • ISBN: 9781538171417
  • ISBN: 1538171414
  • Physical Description: xvii, 203 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2022]

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General Note:
Translation of author's thesis (Ph.D.--Laval University, Quebec City, 2007), orignally published as: Le nazisme comme religion : quatre théologiens déchiffrent le code religieux nazi, 1932-1945.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. The Nazi religion : hiding in plain sight. Point 24 of the Nazi political party platform -- The Myth of the twentieth century -- Alfred Rosenburg and Positive Christianity -- Religious references in Mein Kampf -- Rosenberg's early writings and Friends of Europe publications -- Part II. Duped Christianity: Hitler's propaganda coup. A weak Christian shield in Germany -- Disunity in Germany's Protestant voice -- Part III. The rise of the Christian resistance in France. The French churches confront Nazism -- The French Christian resistance -- Témoignage Chrétien (The Christian Witness) -- L'amitié chrétienne (Christian friendship) -- Afterword: What needs to be done? -- Appendix A: The program of the national socialist German workers' party -- Appendix B: Paul Tillich's "Ten theses on national socialism" -- Appendix C: Friends of Europe publications.
Summary, etc.:
"Nazi religion was "Positive Christianity"--a term coined by Hitler, who deemed traditional Christianity to be "negative Christianity," which he wanted to eradicate. This book describes when and where this religious component was embraced; how it was received and critiqued by the most prominent theologians of the 1930s; and how, in France, the Catholic and Protestant churches (as well as independent priests) worked to fight Nazism during World War II"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
In English translated from French.
Subject: National socialism > Religious aspects.
National socialism and religion.
Christianity and politics > Germany > History > 20th century.
Church and state > Germany > History > 1933-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Germany > Religion > 1933-1945.

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