Antisemitism, Christian Ambivalence, and the Holocaust

Antisemitism, Christian Ambivalence, and the Holocaust

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In recent years, the mask of tolerant, secular, multicultural Europe has been shattered by new forms of antisemitic crime. Though many of the perpetrators do not profess Christianity, antisemitism has flourished in Christian Europe. In this book, thirteen scholars of European history, Jewish studies, and Christian theology examine antisemitisma€™s insidious role in Europea€™s intellectual and political life. The essays reveal that annihilative antisemitic thought was not limited to Germany, but could be found in the theology and liturgical practice of most of Europea€™s Christian churches. They dismantle the claim of a distinction between Christian anti-Judaism and neo-pagan antisemitism and show that, at the heart of Christianity, hatred for Jews overwhelmingly formed the milieu of 20th-century Europe.Manual of Dogmatic Theology appeared in its eighth and last edition in 1932, and was respected not only by Catholic scholars but also by Protestant theologians such as Karl Barth, who regarded it as representative of Catholic theology.17anbsp;...

Title:Antisemitism, Christian Ambivalence, and the Holocaust
Author:Kevin P. Spicer
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2007-05-31


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