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By Anders Gerdmar

As Adolf Hitler strategised his strategy to strength, he knew that it was once essential to achieve the aid of theology and the Church. This examine starts off 200 years previous, even if, roots of theological anti-Semitism and the way Jews and Judaism have been developed, certainly and negatively, within the biblical interpretation of German Protestant theology. Following the 2 major streams of German theology, the salvation-historical and the Enlightenment-oriented traditions, it examines top exegetes from the 1750s to the Fifties and explores how theology legitimises or delegitimises oppression of Jews, partially via still-prevailing paradigms. this can be the 1st entire research of its sort, and the results of the research of the interaction among biblical exegesis and attitudes to Jews and Judaism is an engaging and infrequently scary portrait of theology as a servant of strength. This publication can be on hand in hardcover.

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