Did Hitler and his followers carry out a theology that is Christian at its roots?
Persecution in the name of Jesus is the most emotionally charged strand of the net of objections. More than anything else, many people point to Christian anti-Semitism” as a reason to dismiss Jesus. When Jewish people find themselves questioning whether Jesus might be the Messiah, thoughts of the Crusades and the Holocaust quickly rush to […]
Mel Gibson’s film, the Passion of Christ” provides a contemporary context for the age old question: “Who is responsible for Jesus’ death?””
By Joseph P. Gudel. Christian Research Journal (July-September 1998), pp. 36-42. The two-covenant theory has circulated for some years among non-evangelicals and even among some conservative Christians. If you’ve ever been told that Jews don’t need Jesus because they “already have a covenant with God,” then you are hearing this theory of salvation, which was […]
By Susannah Heschel. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. xii, 317 pages. This book is the engaging story of a Jewish scholar who came to challenge the institutionalized anti-Judaism rampant in the German church establishment in the last half of the nineteenth century. Abraham Geiger was born in Germany in 1810. In addition to a […]
Anti-Semitism is both illogical and irrational. Its bitter fruit stems from psychological, political, and religious roots. Whatever the causes, this scourge has plagued humanity for centuries. Although the term anti-Semitism was only recently coined in 1879 by the German agitator, Wilhelm Marr, it was soon applied to all forms of hostility toward Jews throughout history.1 […]