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Abstract

HEXHAM, I.. The mythic foundation of National Socialism and the contemporary claim that the Nazis were Christians. Koers (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.76, n.1, pp.155-170. ISSN 2304-8557.

This article examines the ideas of Alfred Rosenberg, the "chief ideologue" of German National Socialism. Its aim is to show that, contrary to the claims of a growing number of people encouraged by the so-called "new atheism", the Nazis held a coherent worldview that was vehemently anti-Christian. To deal with criticism of Christianity by these writers and speakers, it is necessary for Christians to become aware of the Nazi world-view and how deeply it was rooted in modern paganism.

Keywords : anti-Christian propaganda; Nazism; neo-paganism; new atheism.

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