Na stronie od 2021-09-03
1 maja 2021 r.
The nineteenth- and twentieth-century historiography on the reception of Martin Luther’s writings on Jews and Judaism, his Judenschriften, is marked by an ongoing contestation concerning the reformer’s religious and political views. Did his reflections on the Jews constitute the core of his theology or were they merely a marginal aspect of his thinking? Was the anti-Jewish obsession that emerged ever more clearly at the later stages of his biography rooted in his theological convictions or was it triggered by contemporary social and political circumstances? The issue of continuity or discontinuity between earlier writings such as Daß Jesus ein geborener Jude sei (1523) and the viciously anti-Jewish writings published in 1543, too, remains an open question.