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The modernist God state : a literary study of the Nazis' Christian Reich

Author: Michael Lackey
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum International Pub., ©2012.
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The Modernist God State seeks to overturn the traditional secularization approach to intellectual and political history and to replace it with a fuller understanding of the religious basis of modernist political movements. Lackey demonstrates that Christianity, instead of fading after the Enlightenment, actually increased its power by becoming embedded within the concept of what was considered the legitimate nation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Lackey, Michael.
Modernist God State : A Literary Study of the Nazis' Christian Reich.
London : Continuum International Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lackey
ISBN: 9781441198730 1441198733 9781441155757 1441155759
OCLC Number: 787843520
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgments; Debunking the Secularization Hypothesis; 1 Short-circuiting aesthetics: a novel theory about the origins of Hitler and the Nazis; 2 The secularization hypothesis: an exercise in political blindness; The Theology of the Modernist God State; 3 "In-depth Christianization": E.M. Forster and the modernist "religious sense"; 4 Louise Erdrich, Alice Walker, and David Mamet on the supersessionist theology of the sacred imagined nation; 5 Joseph Conrad and Michael Bakunin on the redemptive logic of Western genocide; The Nazis' Christian Reich. 6 The making of Hitler and the Nazis: a tale of modern secularization or Christian idealism?7 William Styron's Sophie's Choice: locating the Christian theology of the Nazi's genocidal anti-Semitism; Conclusion The theological origins of Hitler and the Nazis: a question of method; Bibliography; Index.
Other Titles: Literary study of the Nazis' Christian Reich
Responsibility: Michael Lackey.

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Uses twentieth-century fiction to demonstrate that the modern state was founded primarily on a Christian supersessionist theology rather than a secular ideology.  Read more...
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