The Papacy, the Jews, and the Holocaust

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CUA Press, 2006 - History - 353 pages
The Papacy has long played a crucial role in western civilization. Tomany, its history and theology have seemed steeped in hostility towardthe Jews. In the post-World War II era, the initial focus was on PopePius XII's stance during the Holocaust; it soon expanded, however, tothe broader question of the papacy and the Jews. The present worktranscends the thicket of controversy and provides a historical accountof the relationship between the papacy and the Jews in the modern age, and the interaction between clerical anti-Judaism and secularanti-Semitism. In light of the polemical debate this subject has arousedduring the past half century, this is no small task. In this work, acclaimed author and historian Frank J. Coppa once again proves acapable guide to exploring the issue
 

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Contents

1 Papal AntiJudaism in Theory and Practice over the Millennia
1
From the French Revolution to the MidNineteenth Century
41
From Reform to Reaction 18461878
77
4 AntiJudaism in an Age of AntiSemitism 18781922
107
5 Pius XI and the Jews in an Age of Dictators 19221939
142
6 The Silence of Pius XII and His Crusade against Communism
180
Aggiornamento and the New Relationship between Catholics and Jews
219
John Paul II Confronts the Churchs AntiJudaic Past and the Holocaust
255
The Papacy and the Jews Past and Present
296
Select Bibliography
313
Index
347
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About the author (2006)

Frank J. Coppa is professor of history at St. John's University.

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