Title: Religion, politics and Ideology in the Third Reich. Published by Routeledge, 2004. Paper Back. 228 Pages.
Internally the book is in very good condition with no annotations nor inscriptions. Externally the book is also in very good condition with no signs of wear nor age.
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 Fhrer 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.