By Anders Gerdmar

As Adolf Hitler strategised his solution to energy, he knew that it was once essential to achieve the aid of theology and the Church. This learn starts off 2 hundred years prior, besides the fact that, taking a look at roots of theological anti-Semitism and the way Jews and Judaism have been built, 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 best exegetes from the 1750s to the Fifties and explores how theology legitimises or delegitimises oppression of Jews, partially via still-prevailing paradigms. this is often the 1st accomplished research of its variety, 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 energy. This publication is usually on hand in hardcover.

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