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By Kevin P. Spicer

Lately, the masks of tolerant, secular, multicultural Europe has been shattered through new kinds of antisemitic crime. although lots of the perpetrators don't profess Christianity, antisemitism has flourished in Christian Europe. during this publication, 13 students of ecu heritage, Jewish reviews, and Christian theology learn antisemitism's insidious function in Europe's highbrow and political existence. The essays show that annihilative antisemitic suggestion was once now not restricted to Germany, yet should be present in the theology and liturgical perform of so much of Europe's Christian church buildings. They dismantle the declare of a contrast among Christian anti-Judaism and neo-pagan antisemitism and convey that, on the center of Christianity, hatred for Jews overwhelmingly shaped the milieu of 20th-century Europe.

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They especially lauded its emphasis on family values and saw this as a role model for the disintegrating Christian family in modern society. They also argued that the distinctiveness and di√erence of Jewish existence had to be upheld. Nevertheless, they argued, Jews ought to do this without arrogant self-consciousness and pride. 30 As a consequence, emancipation and integration as liberal solutions to the Jewish question were dismissed, as ‘‘amalgamation’’ would not be compatible with the divine intention to make use of the Jews as the primary agents of the coming eschatological drama.

Et Genmæle mod de seneste Angreb paa Jøderne og Jødedommen (Copenhagen: C. A. Reitzel, 1878). 26. See Rünitz, Danmark og de jødiske flygtninge 1933–1940, 155. 27. , 156. 28. Bak, Dansk Antisemitisme, 180. Here she observes a development, a change of opinion within the Home Mission with regard to the Jewish question; but as she argues that the Mission’s stance became less antisemitic in the course of the late 1930s and especially after the Nazi occupation of Denmark in April 1940, she has a hard time explaining Bartholdy’s harsh condemnation of Jews as a modernizing force, assimilatory, denying God’s existence and furthering moral decay.

Thyge V. Kragh, Grundtvigs syn på Israel (Copenhagen: Dansk Israelsmission, 1971), 23. 21. See Fredrik Nielsen, Das moderne Judenthum, seiner Emancipation und Reform entgegen geführt durch die Verdienste Lessings, Moses Mendelssohns und Abraham Geigers. Eine historische Charakteristik, trans. E. Schumacher (Flensburg: A. Westphalen, 1880). 22. Johannes Kok, Det hellige Land og dets nabolande i fortid og nutid. Til vejledning og opbyggelse for bibellæsere (Copenhagen: P. G. Philipsen, 1878). 23.

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