"Michael's work is path-breaking, in that few before him have tackled both the historical and theological foundations of Catholic antisemitism and, at the same time, traced its path from biblical times all the way through to Auschwitz. In this, Michael is brave; but, as this outstanding work shows, his bravery is vindicated. His treatment of such topics as the Church s age-old and ongoing dehumanization of the Jews, coupled with its failure to confront that supreme manifestation of evil that became manifest in the Nazis, is an important contribution to an already massive literature on antisemitism and the Holocaust." - Paul R. Bartrop, Head, Department of History, Bialik College, Melbourne, Australia
A History Of Catholic Antisemitismby Robert Michael
In recent years, the Catholic Church has come under censure for its inaction during the Holocaust and for its similar passivity in the face of contemporary antisemitism. However, as Robert Michael shows in this comprehensive study, the Church's involvement in the history of antisemitism goes back to its founding and to the essence of the Christian scriptures. Moving from the Church's origins through the Roman era, Middle Ages, and Reformation to the present, Michael provides a definitive history of Catholic antisemitism.
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Robert Michael is an Emeritus Professor of European History at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
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Robert Michael is Professor Emeritus of European History at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Listed in Who's Who in America, Professor Michael was a 1997 recipient of the American Historical Association's James Harvey Robinson Prize for the "most outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of history." A founder of the scholarly e-mail lists H-Antisemitism and H-W-Civ, Dr. Michael has published more than fifty articles and ten books on the history of antisemitism and the Holocaust.
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The author is Jewish, so his rabid anti-Christian stance is understandable. Christ said that most Jews of His day were not really Jews at all, but the "Synagogue of Satan". True sons of God obey His commands. Jews do not obey God, otherwise they would follow Christ. How much more are modern "Jews", largely non-Semitic Ashkenazim, opposed to God? Judaism is an evil religion. Truth is truth, no matter how much you cry about it and point the finger at everyone else. "You [Jews] are of your father the Devil, and his works you seek to do; he was a liar and murderer from the beginning. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies." The Talmud commands Jews to lie. Go figure. Christ's words ring True throughout the ages, for He is Truth. Jews hate the Truth.