Martin Luther’s Anti-Semitism, by Eric W. Gritsch

Gritsch exegetes Luther’s appalling anti-Semitic pronouncements, placing them—never excusing them—in social and theological context and tracing their reception over the centuries. In many ways, Luther’s attacks on followers of the Talmud fit all too easily into his critique of “works righteousness.” Gritsch suggests, however, that in confidently consigning t