Dr. Veith shows how fascism is shaping society, unwittingly as well as knowingly. He carefully clarifies fascism's relation to other ideas that also mold our thinking. Most important, he skillfully and convincingly combines historical narrative, cultural criticism, and theological analysis, offering guidance and hope for those jostled and shaken by ideological crosscurrents.
The author also exposes the fallacy in the criticism that belief in theological dogma inhibits an open-ended search for knowledge and truth. He convincingly demonstrates that Christian theology provides a useful framework for acquiring and for integrating knowledge and doesn't stifle the pursuit of truth. Dr. Veith exposes, explains, and counsels without dogmatically prescribing responses.
This book clearly defines fascism as a complex core of ideas that
- exalts the nation-state or race
- disregards the individual and the individual's rights
- employs thought control and strict regimentation
- disregards moral objectivity.
This new book in the Concordia Scholarship Today Series examines how fascist views permeate modern philosophy, art, movies, and eugenics--decades after the defeat of the Axis powers in World War II. Dealing with a variety of fascist thought--from the intellectuals to the skinheads--Veith shows how the fascist's focus on self and human will is in direct opposition to the Christian's faith in a righteous God. (Concordia Publishing House)