Presented by the Center for Inquiry Northeast Ohio:
We will be joined by Richard Steigmann-Gall, Associate Professor of History at Kent State University. Professor Steigmann-Gall is the author of The Holy Reich: Nazi Conceptions of Christianity, 1919-1945.
Courtesy of amazon.com:
"Analyzing the previously unexplored religious views of the Nazi elite, Richard Steigmann-Gall argues against the consensus that Nazism as a whole was either unrelated to Christianity or actively opposed to it. In contrast, Steigmann-Gall demonstrates that many in the Nazi movement believed the contours of their ideology were based on a Christian understanding of Germany's ills and their cure. He also explores the struggle the "positive Christians" waged with the party's paganists and demonstrates that this was not just a conflict over religion, but over the very meaning of Nazi ideology itself."
Richard will be on hand to discuss the content of his book, as well as his other recent scholarly activity.
Light refreshments will be served. See You there!