National socialism as a political religion

This article explores the ways in which theories of political religion can contribute to our understanding of the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century, and not least to the problem of the emotional enthusiasm they undoubtedly mobilised. The article contains comparative materials drawn from...

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Published in:Totalitarian movements and political religions
Main Author: Burleigh, Michael (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Taylor & Francis 2000
In: Totalitarian movements and political religions
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Summary:This article explores the ways in which theories of political religion can contribute to our understanding of the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century, and not least to the problem of the emotional enthusiasm they undoubtedly mobilised. The article contains comparative materials drawn from Germany, Italy and the Soviet Union, and discusses such major thinkers as Eric Voeglin, whose 1938 essay on political religions was seminal to this approach.
ISSN:1743-9647
Contains:Enthalten in: Totalitarian movements and political religions
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/14690760008406930