The Jew in Christian Theology: Martin Luther's Anti-Jewish Vom Schem Hamphoras, Previously Unpublished in English, and Other Milestones in Church Doctrine Concerning Judaism

The Jew in Christian Theology: Martin Luther's Anti-Jewish Vom Schem Hamphoras, Previously Unpublished in English, and Other Milestones in Church Doctrine Concerning Judaism

by Gerhard Falk
     
 

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Martin Luther's viciously anti-Jewish pamphlet, Vom Schem Hampboras, presented here in its original German and its first-ever English translation, is but one of the many sources translated here for the first time from Latin, Hebrew and German.

This study reviews the earliest Christian writings concerning the Jews and shows how Christian synods and

Overview

Martin Luther's viciously anti-Jewish pamphlet, Vom Schem Hampboras, presented here in its original German and its first-ever English translation, is but one of the many sources translated here for the first time from Latin, Hebrew and German.

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.

Editorial Reviews

AB Bookman's Weekly
the centerpiece of this book is the translation of Martin Luther's [work]
CCAR Journal: A Reform Jewish Quarterly
"illuminating study...a wealth of source material"
Booknews
The subtitle reads: Martin Luther's "Vom schem hamphoras", previously unpublished in English, and other milestones in church doctrine concerning Judaism.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 (booknews.com)

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)

Meet the Author

Gerhard Falk is a professor of sociology at Buffalo State College, in Buffalo, New York. He is the author of 22 books and more than 45 journal articles.

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