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Religions 2012, 3(2), 389-406; doi:10.3390/rel3020389
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Spiritual Pathology: The Case of Adolf Hitler

Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Received: 27 March 2012 / Revised: 1 April 2012 / Accepted: 13 April 2012 / Published: 26 April 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Spiritual Exemplars)
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Abstract

Hitler had a noble purpose (to save the world) and a strong faith in the laws of Nature as he understood Nature. He was, then, a spiritual person, though his spirituality was pathological and destructive. Here, the example of Hitler, his faith, and his spiritual pathology is given to both understand spiritual pathology in general and, through contrast, to understand positive spiritual development.
Keywords: Hitler; spiritual pathology; pathological faith Hitler; spiritual pathology; pathological faith
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