Overview Overview- Jews, the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation Primary sources Cum Nimis Absurdum (Bull establishing the Roman ghetto in 1555), translated by Kenneth Stow, in Stow, Catholic Thought and Papal Jewry Policy 1555-1593 (New York- JTS, 1977), 294-298. Secondary sources Ben-Sasson, Haim Hillel. “Jews and Christian Sectarians- Existential Similarity and Dialectical Tensions in Sixteenth-Century […]
Reformation and the Counter-Reformation
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Reformation In the early stages of his break with Rome, Martin Luther seemed to make a stark break with prevalent attitudes about Jews. In a treatise written in 1523, he depicted the Jews as models of common sense- “If I had been a Jew and seen such oafs and numbskulls governing and teaching the Christian […]