Antisemitism, Christian Ambivalence, and the Holocaust by Kevin P. Spicer

By Kevin P. Spicer

In fresh years, the masks of tolerant, secular, multicultural Europe has been shattered by way of new different types of antisemitic crime. even though a number of the perpetrators don't profess Christianity, antisemitism has flourished in Christian Europe. during this booklet, 13 students of eu historical past, Jewish reviews, and Christian theology learn antisemitism’s insidious position in Europe’s highbrow and political lifestyles. The essays show that annihilative antisemitic idea was once now not constrained to Germany, yet might be present in the theology and liturgical perform of such a lot of Europe’s Christian church buildings. They dismantle the declare of a contrast among Christian anti-Judaism and neo-pagan antisemitism and express that, on the middle of Christianity, hatred for Jews overwhelmingly shaped the milieu of 20th-century Europe.

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