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From Paganism to Christianity

J. M. Wallace‐Hadrill

in The Frankish Church

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The Franks, or any other Germanic people, were not pagan one day and Christian the next; this simple solution does no justice to the texts and is overthrown by archaeological evidence. Fifth‐century ... More


Lucifer’s Court: Ario-Germanic Paganism, Indo-Aryan Spirituality, and the Nazi Search for Alternative Religions

Eric Kurlander

in Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300189452
eISBN:
9780300190373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300189452.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the Nazis' interest in Germanic paganism, witchcraft, Luciferianism, and Eastern spirituality in their attempt to find a suitable Ario-Germanic alternative to Christianity. The ... More


The Frankish Church

J. M. Wallace-Hadrill

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book, the first of its kind in English, surveys the development of the Frankish Church under the Merovingian and Carolingian kings (c.500–900 a.d.), and the special difficulties that it ... More


From the Thule Society to the NSDAP: Fashioning the Nazi Supernatural Imaginary, 1912–24

Eric Kurlander

in Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300189452
eISBN:
9780300190373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300189452.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the organizational and ideological connections between late-Wilhelmine occult organizations such as the German Order and Thule Society and the early National Socialist German ... More


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