Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My Review of "My Battle Against Hitler" by Dietrich Von Hildebrand

SYNOPSIS: How does a person become Hitler’s enemy number one? Not through espionage or violence, it turns out, but by striking fearlessly at the intellectual and spiritual roots of National Socialism.
Dietrich Von Hildebrand was a German Catholic thinker and teacher who devoted the full force of his intellect to breaking the deadly spell of Nazism that ensnared so many of his beloved countrymen.

In the light of current political tragedies involving the killing of Christians and the world's silent and apathetic response to it this book is truly stirring for concerned Christians who wonder "where will it end and what should I be doing?".
This book is very well written and fairly organized and I truly appreciate the profound philosophical ideas that were explicated in this book. I also found the second part of the book to be particularly interesting as will anyone who enjoys historical readings of actual history changing speeches given during this time era.
The only reason I only gave this book four stars instead of five is, although I understand he was a catholic philosopher I did find Hildebrands exclusionary catholic views tend to be restrictive concerning the issues he was addressing at times. I agree, no Catholic can justify with a clean conscience the atrocities of the NAZI party but then again neither should anyone who names the name of Christ, whether protestant or catholic.

* I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.*

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