Emory to be his best work, this massive archive program merits serious consideration as the most revealing explanation of the Cold War to date. The history of intellectual endeavor teaches that prevailing theories in the academic disciplines may be disproved and supplanted in time. Taken in combination with its immediate predecessor RFA program number 36, this work documents the working hypothesis that during the Cold War, German fascism and the Third Reich did not disappear as is commonly believed but rather survived underground and achieved a very real political and economic victory over the Allies. In the aftermath of World War I, the German Nazis learned that anti-communism could be used to achieve strategic leverage over Germany's prospective enemies such as Great Britain and the United States.
I know that it will sound shocking to some. I know that many people will disagree with my views. I shall not try to give a full and scholarly analysis of German Protestantism, of Luther and Lutheranism.
I shall merely give my own reading of Luther; I shall show only that side of Luther and his influence which is usually ignored in England and which is entirely the reverse of the traditional view. My remark, the one I have quoted, is really nothing new or revolutionary.
There is a multitude of books which express the same thought, but they all do what I have done hitherto, i.
The Nazis themselves claim Luther as their spiritual father. But then, we must be careful in our acceptance of Nazi sayings. However, long before Hitler there were German Protestant scholars of great standing who analysed aright the part Luther played in the history of Germany.
Ernst Troeltsch of Heidelberg, early in the present century. Since Hitler there have been very many authors who have connected Luther and National Socialism. Edgar Mowrer wrote as early as All the pet doctrines of Prussianism are found in the writings of the founder, Martin Luther.
All the same, I shall attempt to show how I came to this monstrous-seeming conclusion. When I was an undergraduate in my first term, my tutor returned an essay of mine on Political Philosophy with the sentence written under it: I did not quite know what he meant.
My tutor was a wise man, a very detached thinker, from whom I learnt few facts but something of the art of clear thinking. His saying has since then become my guiding maxim.
He meant that it is not possible to explain a very complex and intricate political or sociological situation by one cause alone. There are always a great many factors, some of greater, some of smaller, importance, which cause a particular phenomenon to come into being.
Only if we study them all can we come to a true and valuable analysis. For my part, I have slowly and gradually come to the conclusion that spiritual values and conflicts play the most important part in all problems which govern our lives as individuals and as citizens.
Max Weber, a famous German scholar, expresses exactly the same idea when he says: I know that it is debatable. But I have to keep to the main point and do not want to lose myself in side-issues which have no direct bearing on the subject.
I fully realise that it is fashionable nowadays to give especially to Economics a place that is higher and superior to that accorded to religious and spiritual ideas.
I was brought up partly in Germany, partly in France.
Ever since my early childhood I felt instinctively that there was a different atmosphere between France and Germany which I was unable to describe. I read Luther's writings: Luther's writings are something unbelievable. Over sixty enormous volumes have so far appeared in the latest edition, which is by no means complete as yet.
He wrote partly in German, partly in Latin; and to read his works is anything but an easy task. I think it would take a lifetime of concentrated work on the part of an outstanding scholar to read everything that Luther has written.
His letters alone number well over three thousand. I began to read biographies and commentaries on Luther. This is perhaps an even more difficult task than the reading of Luther's own works, inasmuch as for over four centuries scholars, politicians, biographers, religious leaders, and students have found something to say about the reformer.
A whole big catalogue in the Library of the British Museum is filled with nothing but the titles of writings on Luther. Thus it was not easy to choose. But one fact emerged.
The Luther of the legend has not existed any longer in the world of scholarship since the beginning of this century.Martin Luther - Hitler's Spiritual Ancestor by Peter F. Wiener--Many of the Reformers were NOT the saints much of Protestant Church History paints them as.
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