- Published on Monday, 28 July 2014 16:58
Was Hitler an atheist? Was he an occultist? Was he a Christian, as some allege today? ("This murderous, genocidal psychopath, one of the most evil men in history, was a devout Christian. Deal with it!") Or was he, perhaps, something else altogether?
Joining us this week is J. P. Holding, President of Tekton Apologetics Ministries and author of the book Hitler's Christianity, who maintains that Hitler was indeed something else altogether: an adherent of so-called "Positive Christianity." Rejecting large portions of the Bible as too Jewish, despising biblical teaching, and even claiming that Jesus was really a blue-eyed and blonde-haired Aryan, Postive Christianity was an influential New Religious Movement in Germany during the first half of the Twentieth Century that distorted Christianity by combining it with ideas of racial purity and Nazi ideology. It is here, argues J. P. Holding, that we get the closest glimpse of Hitler's religious views.
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[apologetics, Ian Kershaw, Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, Positive Christianity, Ignaz von Döllinger, German Christianity, Adolf Hitler, August Kubizek, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess, Alfred Rosenberg, Deitrich Eckart, Adolf Eichmann, Josef Mengele, Albert Speer, Richard Heidrich, Occult, Thule Society, Gudio von List, Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels, orthodoxy, orthopraxy, higher criticism, Rudolf Bultmann, Albert Schweitzer, Romans 13:1-7, German Catholicism, Reichskonkordat, The Confessing Church, Pastors Emergency League, Martin Niemöller, Dietrich Bonhoeffer]