Theozoology has 11 ratings and 2 reviews. This is one of the most curious books in history. Over the years many have read characterizations of its conten. About Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels: Austrian publicist and journalist. He was a former monk and the founder of the magazine Ostara, in which he published ant. Theozoology or the Science of the Sodomite Apelings and the Divine Electron. An introduction to the most ancient and most modern philosophy.
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Not only Christian apologists but even some respected academic historians argue that Christianity had nothing to do with Nazism and that the Holocaust was inspired by atheistic, non-Christian ideologies. Not so, argues Hector Avalos, in Fighting Words: The Origins of Religious Violence:. In fact, we shall argue that the Holocaust has its roots in biblical traditions that advocate genocide.
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Avalos surveys the range of published viewpoints that argue Hitler and Nazism were driven by atheistic, anti-Christian and pro-evolutionary agendas but writes that. There he argued that the biblical texts are without any relevance today, or at least are no more relevant than any other writings from ancient times. No-one would attempt to justify the relevance of Mein Kampf by such a method.
This post lahz based on another work by Avalos, Fighting Wordsin which liwbenfels analyses the way religious beliefs can and do contribute to violence.
The full thesis is something I will address in a future post.
Here I look at just one controversial point made in that book. Avalos does not deny that Nazism drew upon scientific ideas of its day. But it can also be concluded that these scientific notions of race were extras added to ideas that had a deeper cultural heritage, in particular as they found expression in the holy book of Christianity.
Haeckel popularized the idea that different human races each evolved from different species of ape-men. Exterminations and exploitation of lesser races by superior ones was considered the inevitable consequence of Darwinism. At the same time, Hitler saw racism as compatible with religion, as do many biblical authors. Even Haeckel, who is often maligned for supposedly introducing scientific grounds for genocide, saw himself as simply reexpressing biblical concepts in scientific language.
So from Haeckel to Hitler, Nazis did not see themselves as opposing biblical principles so much as they thought that modern science could be used to support, purify, and update those biblical principles. Nazis were often more like the scientific creationists of today who believe their pseudoscience supports the Bible. Many thanks for this post, and for the quality of your blog.
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Thank you for this careful and engaged reading of my work — much appreciated! I think you have a high quality blog that provides a positive public service by discussing urg topics within a wider audience.
This post is going straight to the March Biblical Studies Carnival. Neil Godfrey and Tim Widowfield, who both write at Vridar.
But I have often been impressed with their grasp of logic and analysis of scholarship. Neil, this is actually rather useful.
Joseph Hoffmann, June It reflects well on you. Best, John — John MolesSeptember personal email. These reviews of yours are so bloody weird! Thanks for your very elaborate review! This oversight has been corrected. Looking forward to more segments. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
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