Demonizing the Jews Hardback

Luther and the Protestant Church in Nazi Germany

by Christopher J. Probst;

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Demonizing the Jews

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The acquiescence of the German Protestant churches in Nazi oppression and murder of Jews is well documented. In this book, Christopher J. Probst demonstrates that a significant number of German theologians and clergy made use of the 16th-century writings by Martin Luther on Jews and Judaism to reinforce the racial anti-semitism and religious anti-Judaism already present among Protestants. Focusing on key figures, Probst's study makes clear that a significant number of pastors, bishops, and theologians of varying theological and political persuasions employed Luther's texts with considerable effectiveness in campaigning for the creation of a "de-Judaized" form of Christianity. Probst shows that even the church most critical of Luther's anti-Jewish writings reaffirmed the anti-semitic stereotyping that helped justify early Nazi measures against the Jews.

Demonizing the Jews by Christopher J. Probst was published by Indiana University Press in February 2012. The ISBN for Demonizing the Jews is 9780253000989.

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Details for Demonizing the Jews

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherIndiana University Press (February 2012)
Number of Pages270
Thickness24 mm
Height234 mm
Width161 mm
Product Code4024652
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