A history of Catholic antisemitism: the dark side of the church

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2008 - History - 282 pages
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In recent years, the Catholic Church has come under censure for its inaction during the Holocaust and for its similar passivity in the face of contemporary antisemitism. However, as Robert Michael shows in this comprehensive study, the Church's involvement in the history of antisemitism goes back to its founding and to the essence of the Christian Scriptures. Moving from the Church's origins, through the Roman era, Middle Ages, and Reformation to the present, Michael here provides a definitive history of Catholic antisemitism. .

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Introduction The Catholic Church and the Jews
Pagans and Early Catholics
Value Inversion and Vilification

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Robert Michael is Professor Emeritus of European History at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Listed in Who's Who in America, Professor Michael was a 1997 recipient of the American Historical Association's James Harvey Robinson Prize for the "most outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of history." A founder of the scholarly e-mail lists H-Antisemitism and H-W-Civ, Dr. Michael has published more than fifty articles and ten books on the history of antisemitism and the Holocaust. http://jewdysseos.blogspot.com/

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