For at least five years I have worked on my main work.
Now it is available in German and English.
What is the reason why the so-called great people in history turned into persecutors, if they had the power to do so, and why were they often persecuted, if they fought against spiritual restriction and sought new ways of thinking as freethinkers and cultural workers? After all, why do people come to persecute others? This central, ever and ever recurring problem in world history, I want to highlight in this book and help so to advance the enlightenment one-step further.
Its about an ancient and eternal topic, a topic which I consider the most important in world history, a topic that pervades the whole history and has shaped it decisively.
- It is about freedom and tyranny, about happiness and misery of people and nations, about just and unjust rule. This book is about clarifying, to what extend somebody was a persecutor or was persecuted or to what extend he has added a spiritual contribution to the persecution of others. This book is about the question: how persecution arises, how it is justified and above all, how it can be restricted or prevented.
- The book wants to arrange easy readable fundamental history-knowledge, confirm this knowledge with quotations, show connections and come to conclusions.
Table of Contents
How do I use the word “Great”
Jehovah - Jahwe - Allah
Akhenaten / Amenhotep IV
The Babylonian God-Kings
The Roman Caesars
The Persecution of the Christians
The Fragmentation of the Christians
Islam and Human Rights Today
The Spread of Islam
The Christian Occident
The Aberrations of the Popes
Megalomania and Persecution-fury
The Conversion of the Pagans
The Fight against the Heretics
The “Witch Craze”
Massacre of Saint Bartholomew’s Day
Galileo and Darwin
Ivan The Terrible
Charles Eugene, Duke of Württemberg
About artists and their problems
Relapse into Tyranny
The French Revolution
Restoration and Revolution
The most terrible of all Centuries
“Church” of Scientology,
Lessons learnt from history
How to handle strong men!
What is a good religion?
The final Revelation
The Development of Human Rights
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