On the Jews & Their Lies
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb 16, 2015 - 254 pages
On the Jews & Their Lies is notorious as a diatribe - and even as a call to arms against - the Jews in Germany at the time. In one of the most infamous chapters of the book, for example, Luther urges the German people to "raze and destroy [the Jews'] houses."
But if one looks a bit deeper into the book, one will also see that it presents some theological arguments against the Jewish religion (i.e. the Jew's belief in the circumcision, their classification of themselves as the "Chosen People," and the Jews' denial of Christ as the Messiah). It is therefore both an examination, and a condemnation, of the Jewish religion and people.
This annotated edition of Martin Luther's "On the Jews & Their Lies" provides readers with a more thorough understanding of one of the most controversial works of the Father of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther.