Demonizing the Jews: Luther and the Protestant Church in by Christopher J. Probst

By Christopher J. Probst

The acquiescence of the German Protestant church buildings in Nazi oppression and homicide of Jews is definitely documented. during this ebook, Christopher J. Probst demonstrates major variety of German theologians and clergy made use of the 16th-century writings through Martin Luther on Jews and Judaism to enhance the racial antisemitism and spiritual anti-Judaism already current between Protestants. targeting key figures, Probst's examine makes transparent major variety of pastors, bishops, and theologians of various theological and political persuasions hired Luther's texts with massive effectiveness in campaigning for the production of a "de-Judaized" type of Christianity. Probst indicates that even the church most important of Luther's anti-Jewish writings reaffirmed the antisemitic stereotyping that helped justify early Nazi measures opposed to the Jews.

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