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Author Luther, Martin, 1483-1546.

Title Martin Luther, the Bible, and the Jewish people : a reader / edited by Brooks Schramm and Kirsi I. Stjerna
Published Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 247 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction. Martin Luther, the Bible, and the Jewish people / Brooks Schramm -- The Jew in Luther's world / Kirsi Stjerna -- Texts. The text selections -- Text #1. First Psalms lectures (1513-1515) -- Text #2. Letter to George Spalatin (1514) -- Text #3. Lectures on Romans (1515-1516) -- Text #4. Lectures on Galatians (1519) -- Text #5. Second Psalms lectures (1519-1521) -- Text #6. Magnificat (1521) -- Text #7. That Jesus was born a Jew (1523) -- Text #8. Letter to the baptized Jew, Bernhard (1523) -- Text #9. Lectures on Deuteronomy (1525) -- Text #10. Sermon : how Christians should regard Moses (1525) -- Text #11. Lectures on Zechariah (1525/1526) -- Text #12. Sermon on Jeremiah 23:5-8 (The visit of three Jews) (1526) -- Text #13. Commentary on Psalm 109 (1526) -- Text #14. Lectures on Isaiah (1527-1530) -- Text #15. Preface to Daniel (1530) -- Text #16. Letter to Josel of Rosheim (1537) -- Text #17. Lectures on Genesis 12 (1537) -- Text #18. Three symbols of the Christian faith (1538) -- Text #19. Lectures on Genesis 17 (1538) -- Text #20. Against the Sabbatarians (1538) -- Text #21. New preface to Ezekiel (1541) -- Text #22. Liscentiate exam Heinrich Schmedenstede (1542) -- Text #23. On the Jews and their lies (1543) -- Text #24. On the ineffable name and on the lineage of Christ (1543) -- Text #25. Josel of Rosheim : letter to the Strasbourg City Council (1543) -- Text #26. On the last words of David (1543) -- Text #27. Two letters to Katharina Luther (1546) -- Text #28. An admonition against the Jews (1546)
Summary The place and significance of Martin Luther in the long history of Christian anti-Jewish polemic has been and continues to be a contested issue. It is true that Luther's anti-Jewish rhetoric intensified toward the end of his life, but reading Luther with a careful eye toward "the Jewish question," it becomes clear that Luther's theological presuppositions toward Judaism and the Jewish people are a central, core component of his thought throughout his career, not just at the end. It follows then that it is impossible to understand the heart and building blocks of Luther's theology without acknowledging the crucial role of "the Jews" in his fundamental thinking. Luther was constrained by ideas, images, and superstitions regarding the Jews and Judaism that he inherited from medieval Christian tradition. But the engine in the development of Luther's theological thought as it relates to the Jews is his biblical hermeneutics. Just as "the Jewish question" is a central, core component of his thought, so biblical interpretation (and especially Old Testament interpretation) is the primary arena in which fundamental claims about the Jews and Judaism are formulated and developed. -- Publisher information
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in English translated from German and Latin
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Subject Bible -- Sermons.
Christianity and antisemitism.
Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.
Genre/Form Quelle.
Form Electronic book
Author Schramm, Brooks, 1957-
Stjerna, Kirsi Irmeli, 1963-
ISBN 1451424280 (electronic bk.)
9781451424287 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Works. Selections. English. 2012