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Positive Christianity and the Russian Campaign: Alfred Rosenberg vs. Houston Chamberlain




There is a lot of evidence concerning Hitler's enmity against the Christian Church. His reflections in particular during the WW II years are justly regarded as typical ones. He asserted, for instance, that "the friendship of the Church always costs too much"; that the German Nation would be safe, only "if the Church issue was resolved for ever"; and that he did not want "priests" in the National-Socialist Party. But the most important was his famous plan of clergymen being paid not by the government but by the local ecclesiastical chief, to whom the government would give "some money" thus sowing fatal discords among lower ranks. All this proves that the Leader of the German Folk did not regard the Church as a 'friendly power'. The point, nonetheless, is whether his resentment against th Church meant simultaneously rejection of Christianity 'as a whole'.

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  • Michalopoulos, Dimitris, 1. "Positive Christianity and the Russian Campaign: Alfred Rosenberg vs. Houston Chamberlain," Ab Aeterno, Academy of Social and Political Research, vol. 1(1), pages 1-10.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:aetern:0001

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    Germany; Russia; Christianity; National-Socialism; Alfred Rosenberg; Houston Stewart Chamberlain.;
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