april 2022

thu28apr3:15 pm4:15 pmVirtual EventHolocaust Memorial Observances of Greeley and Northern Colorado

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(Thursday) 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Event Details

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Nazi Civil Religion During the Third Reich: The Link Between Secular Religiosity and Violence in Hitler’s Germany

Presented by: Michael Booker, PhD, Aims Community College
In-person and livestreamed. Check website for link

This presentation will examine the idea that nationalist-inspired civil religious causes, like the cult of Nazism in Hitler’s Germany, ultimately inspire people to engage in acts of violence against a defined “enemy other” that the dominant cult of personality deems a threat to the security and future prosperity of the nation. Civil Religion is one of the primary motivators of violence in societies wedded to nationalism.

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