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Author Probst, Christopher J., 1969-
Title Demonizing the Jews : Luther and the Protestant church in Nazi Germany / Christopher J. Probst.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2012.

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Author Probst, Christopher J., 1969-
Subject Luther, Martin, 1483-1546.
Bekennende Kirche -- History.
Church and state -- Germany -- History -- 1933-1945.
Christianity and antisemitism.
Protestant churches -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Germany -- Church history.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Church history.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Protestantism in Nazi Germany -- "Luther and the Jews" -- Confessing church and German Christian academic theologians -- Confessing church pastors -- German Christian pastors and bishops -- Pastors and theologians from the unaffiliated Protestant "middle."
Summary The acquiescence of the German Protestant churches in Nazi oppression and murder of Jews is well documented. In this book, Christopher J. Probst demonstrates that a significant number of German theologians and clergy made use of the 16th-century writings by Martin Luther on Jews and Judaism to reinforce the racial antisemitism and religious anti-Judaism already present among Protestants. Focusing on key figures, Probst's study makes clear that a significant number of pastors, bishops, and theologians of varying theological and political persuasions employed Luther's texts with considerable effectiveness in campaigning for the creation of a "de-Judaized" form of Christianity. Probst shows that even the church most critical of Luther's anti-Jewish writings reaffirmed the antisemitic stereotyping that helped justify early Nazi measures against the Jews.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780253001023 (electronic bk.)
0253001021 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 793520225
Additional Format Print version: Probst, Christopher J., 1969- Demonizing the Jews. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2012 9780253000989 (DLC) 2011049610 (OCoLC)721905716