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dc.contributor.authorPauling, Blaine
dc.date.accessioned2005-09-13T19:20:02Z
dc.date.available2005-09-13T19:20:02Z
dc.date.issued2005-09-13T19:20:02Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/229
dc.descriptionReligious Studies Master's Essay 2005en
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the thought of the Nazi ideologist Alfred Rosenberg as it is contained in his book, The Mythus of the Twentieth Century. I examine the spiritualized racism he describes in the Mythus as a distinctly modern form of religion. I do this by analyzing it according to three categories that I believe reflect the form of the modern consciousness: scientific naturalism, the culture of authenticity and self-conscious narrative epistemology. I argue that although the tribalist ground of this religiosity is pre-modern in origin, it is nevertheless modern in its form. Rosenberg articulates and understands his racist religion of the blood in a form that reflects the three categories that I take to be representative of modern consciousness. I conclude with a discussion of how this form of religion or ‘spirituality’ is characteristic of modernity.en
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesReligious Studies Master's Essays;2005.1
dc.subjectReligionen
dc.subjectNazismen
dc.titleA Dangerous Form of Belief: An Analysis of Alfred Rosenberg's Mythus of the Twentieth Century as an Example of a Modern Form of Religionen
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