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  1. Martin Luther's Anti-Semitism: Against His Better Judgment
    Martin Luther's Anti-Semitism: Against His Better Judgment
    Martin Luther's Anti-Semitism: Against His Better Judgment
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  2. Martin Luther's Anti-Semitism: Against His Better Judgment

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In this book Eric W. Gritsch, a Lutheran and a distinguished Luther scholar, faces the glaring ugliness of Martin Luther's anti- Semitism head-on, describing Luther's journey from initial attempts to proselytize Jews to an appallingly racist position, which he apparently held until his death.

Comprehensively laying out the textual evidence for Luther's virulent anti-Semitism, Gritsch traces the development of Luther's thinking in relation to his experiences, external influences, and theological convictions. Revealing greater impending danger with each step, Martin Luther's Anti-Semitism marches steadily onward until the full extent of Luther's racism becomes apparent. Gritsch's unflinching analysis also describes the impact of Luther's egregious words on subsequent generations and places Luther within Europe's long history of anti-Semitism.

Throughout, however, Gritsch resists the temptation either to demonize or to exonerate Luther. Rather, readers will recognize Luther's mistakes as links in a chain that pulled him further and further away from an attitude of respect for Jews as the biblical people of God. Gritsch depicts Luther as a famous example of the intensive struggle with the enduring question of Christian-Jewish relations. It is a great historical tragedy that Luther, of all people, fell victim to anti-Semitism -- albeit against his better judgment.

Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Eric W. Gritsch
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780802866769
Edition
0
ISBN
080286676X
Label
Eerdmans
Manufacturer
Eerdmans
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
172
PublicationDate
2012-01-09
Publisher
Eerdmans
Studio
Eerdmans
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