The Nazi Conscience

Posted on December 24, 2015 by PLT Staff

Lecture given by Claudia Koonz as part of the Theology in the Third Reich lecture series at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Koonz discusses the Nazi conscience and how it has affected modern German theology. She shows how German theology is now consciously engaged in multicultural tolerance and actively strives against racism, in response to the search for good after Nazi philosophical failures. The lecture begins at the 6:57 minute mark. To browse all the lectures given at the Theology in the Third Reich Speaker Series, click here. For a listing of all our Occasional Lectures, click here.

Excerpt: “The thesis of the Nazi conscience is that actually we should pay more attention to the informal structures of knowledge that give people their sense of the meaning in the world. We should think less about formal ideology and more about popular culture.”

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  • Date Recorded:March 21, 2012
  • Location Recorded:Charlottesville, VA
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