Crucifixion of the Jews: Book 2

Britannica on the Origins of Christian anti–Semitism


The origins of Christian anti–Semitism Britannica online Aug 23, 2009:

“Enmity toward the Jews was expressed most acutely in the church’s teaching of contempt. From St. Augustine in the fourth century to Martin Luther in the 16th, some of the most eloquent and persuasive Christian theologians excoriated the Jews as rebels against God and murderers of the Lord. They were described as companions of the Devil and a race of vipers. Church liturgy, particularly the scriptural readings for the Good Friday commemoration of the Crucifixion, contributed to this enmity.”


source: Britannica Online:–215020, retrieved August 23, 2009