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The Catholic Nationalist: Rethinking Kohl's Notion of Germany

Wicke, Christian


Religion can shape the form nationalism takes: the notion of the nation itself can be filled with religious content. Kohl's Catholicism facilitated a liberal type of nationalism, assisted a romantic conceptualisation of Germany, Europe and the West, and had a strong effect on the way he interpreted, falsified and relativised Germany's history. His "liberal nationalist" principles were derived from Catholic doctrines. The attacks of socialism and communism were based on Catholic Social Teaching....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Nebula


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