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 easily documented. during this e-book, Christopher J. Probst demonstrates major variety of German theologians and clergy made use of the 16th-century writings by way of Martin Luther on Jews and Judaism to augment the racial antisemitism and spiritual anti-Judaism already current between Protestants. targeting key figures, Probst's learn makes transparent major variety of pastors, bishops, and theologians of various theological and political persuasions hired Luther's texts with huge effectiveness in campaigning for the construction of a "de-Judaized" kind of Christianity. Probst exhibits that even the church most crucial of Luther's anti-Jewish writings reaffirmed the antisemitic stereotyping that helped justify early Nazi measures opposed to the Jews.

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