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popes and the Jews the 2003 Swig Lecture, September 11, 2003 by Richard P. McBrien

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Published by The Swig Judaic Studies Program at the University of San Francisco in San Francisco .
Written in English


  • Christianity and antisemitism.,
  • Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.,
  • Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.,
  • Papacy -- History.

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Edition Notes

StatementRichard P. McBrien.
The Physical Object
Pagination14 p. ;
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21099647M

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A book that opened my eyes to the role of the church in the world wars, nobody would fool me anymore and I find myself to be more tolerant; though the revelations regarding the treatment of Jews are very horrendous -but truthful- the contents were fascinating; this is a book we all catholics should read, that would make us wonder whether we 4/5.   Buy a cheap copy of The Popes Against the Jews: The book by David I. Kertzer. The Vatican's report We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah purportedly exonerated the Church of complicity in the Holocaust. In The Popes Against the Jews, Free shipping over $/5(5). Now, along comes a book by David Kertzer, The Popes against the Jews, in which he argues that far from being defenders of Jewish people, Popes of the 19th and early 20th centuries, up until (and implicitly including) Pius XII were actually anti-Semites who paved the way for the Holocaust. Nowhere in his book is he able to document any modern.   Then, in the book “Hitler’s Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII,” journalist John Cornwell also accused him of being anti-Semitic and of actively collaborating with the Nazis.

Book Description The theme uniting the essays reprinted here is the attitude of the medieval Church, and in particular the papacy, toward the Jewish population of Western Europe. Papal consistency, sometimes sorely tried, in observing the canons and the principles announced by St Paul - that Jews were to be a permanent, if disturbing, part of.   Pope Pius XII led the Catholic Church during the tumult of World War II, but his silence on the fate of the millions of Jews killed during the Holocaust has clouded his legacy with controversy. There was an excellent book written about the subject a number of decades ago entitled Three Jewish Popes. Alas, none of the legends have ever been authenticated. There is one favorite legend about the son of a tenth century rabbi and scholar, a member of the school that eventually gave rise to Rashi and to the Tosafists of France and. Hawthorn Books, - Judaism - pages 0 Reviews Lapide, an ex-Israeli diplomat, establishes in no uncertain terms the Church's sorry historical record against the Jews, but nonetheless he defends the actions of Pius XII in saving thousands during the Holocaust.

  The most influential pope of the century, Pius IX, alarmed by the revolutions of , became an inveterate opponent of all modern movements and ideas and, in Kertzer’s words, "helped to give the charge of Jewish ritual murder new respectability" by affirming the status of the cult of a "martyred" child and endorsing a French book that.   To give an example of the importance of this chapter, in Popes and Jews Rist notes that ‘in the twelfth century usury was an important concern of two great ecumenical councils’: Lateran II and Lateran III (Popes and Jews, p. ). But Brett and Somerville point out that Lateran II’s anti-usury canon – 13 – is strangely framed and.   The book is the second installment to Benedict's Jesus of Nazareth, his first book as pope, which offered a very personal meditation on the early years of Christ's life and teachings. This second installment, set to be released Ma concerns the . --"Booklist" on "The Pope's Jews" "Gordon Thomas's new book "The Pope's Jews: ""The Vatican's secret Plan to Save the Jews from the Nazis, "is one of the few books that accurately reflects the truth of the terrible years of the War II based on primary source Reviews: