Jewish-christian Relations in Eighteenth-century Germany: Textual Studies on German Archival Holdings, 1729-1742
By: David Dowdey (author)Hardback
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For centuries, the Jewish population of Europe has been subjected to dehumanization. Studies of European history, culture, and religion often assume that anti-Semitism is a specifically Christian phenomenon. This study sketches the historical background of anti-Semitism and extensively examines publications of the Institutum Judaicum in Halle as well as other pertinent archival materials, endeavoring to delineate some of the key people - particularly Johann Heinrich Callenberg - and how they contributed to rehumanizing the Jews.
Dr. Dowdey is Professor of German Language and Literature at Pepperdine University.
Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; I. Backgrounds: Anti-Semitism as a Christian Phenomenon; II. Missions Among the Jews; III. Voices from German Christians on Jews; IV. A Hero of Christian Love Toward Jews: Evaluation of Johann Heinrich Callenberg's Institutum Judaicum in Halle; V. Reconciliation Between Jews and Christians; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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