Book Review

Der Führer's God

Hitler's Religion: The Twisted Beliefs That Drove the Third Reich
by Richard Weikart

Regnery History, 2016
(386 pages, $29.99, hardcover)

reviewed by Joe Keysor

The question of what Adolf Hitler might have believed about God has become a strategic and strongly contested salient in the culture wars. For some, Hitler demonstrates the evils of secularism. For others, his comments about God, Christianity, and the churches have led to claims that National Socialism was the product of a religious culture ("Germany was a Christian
country").

While to many it is obvious that Hitler was directly opposed to the teachings of Christ, the issue has been confused by his many comments that seem to favor Christianity. These . . .

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Joe Keysor has been teaching English overseas since 1995—in China, Oman, and now at Prince Sultan University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has written two books on the subject of Hitler and Christianity (both published by Athanatos Christian Ministries): A Horror of Great Darkness: Hitler and the Third Reich in the Light of Biblical Teaching (2014) and Hitler, the Holocaust and the Bible: A Scriptural Analysis of Anti-Semitism, National Socialism, and the Churches in Nazi Germany (2010).

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