The Jew in Christian Theology: Martin Luther's Anti-Jewish Vom Schem Hamphoras, Previously Unpublished in English, and Other Milestones in Church Doctrine Concerning Judaism

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The subtitle reads: Martin Luther's "Vom schem hamphoras", previously unpublished in English, and other milestones in church doctrine concerning Judaism. This study reviews the earliest Christian writings concerning the Jews and shows how Christian synods and influential theologians legitimized and reinforced hatred of the Jewish people. The book also examines the modern attempts in Protestant and Catholic theology to promote friendship toward the Jewish people. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786477449
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/21/2013
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Contribution of Christian Theology to the Fate of the European Jews
The Catholic Contribution
1 The Early Church Fathers 3
2 Christian Synods and Christian Law 27
The Contributions of Protestants and Others
3 Erasmus and Luther 49
4 From Calvin to Soloviev: The Devil Through Four Centuries 81
2 Toward a New Christian Theology of Judaism
5 The Jews in Early 20th Century Christian Theology 103
6 After the Holocaust: A New Christian Theology 129
7 Great Expectations: From Conflict to Unity 153
App. A. Vom Schem Hamphoras und vom Geschlecht Christi, by Martin Luther (1543), in English translation 163
App. B. Vom Schem Hamphoras und vom Geschlecht Christi (original German version) 225
App. C. Pastoral Letter on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Conciliar Declaration "Nostra Aetate" (January 1991) 277
App. D. Resolution 3-09, "To Clarify Position on Anti-Semitism," of the Missouri Synod of the Lutheran Church (July 1983) 281
Bibliography 283
Index 291
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