The Church and the Jews

What was the attitude of the Church towards the Jews?
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What was the attitude of the Church towards the Jews?

The Church, by the year 1000, had developed a kind of theory about the Jews and their place in Christian society. Prof. Robert Chazan. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS.

Pope Alexander II
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Pope Alexander II

From The Lives and Times of the Popes by Chevalier Artaud de Montor, New York: The Catholic Publication Society of America, 1911 (originally published in 1842).

Pope Gregory IX
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Pope Gregory IX

1511, Fresco, Stanza della Segnatura, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican The four Stanze di Raffaello (Raphael Rooms) form a suite of reception rooms in the public part of the papal apartments in the Palace of the Vatican. They are famous for their frescoes, painted by Raphael and his workshop.

Overview: The Church and the Jews
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Overview: The Church and the Jews

The period between 1000 and 1500 was characterized, above all else, by the creation of a significant Jewish presence in medieval western Christendom, forcing both the Christian majority and the Jewish minority to new awareness of and interaction with one another. Rapidly developing western Christendom consisted of sprawling and diverse territories, housing a wide variety of ethnic, linguistic, and […]

The Roman Catholic Church—Policies—Protection
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The Roman Catholic Church—Policies—Protection

Introduction Protection Images Pope Alexander II Bernard of Clairvaux Preaching the Second Crusade Pope Gregory IX Primary Texts Pope Alexander II, 1060’s Papal Document Bernard of Clairvaux, 1146 Ecclesiastical Letter Pope Gregory IX, 1236 Papal Document Pope Innocent IV, 1247 Papal Document Pope Innocent IV, 1247 Papal Document Pope Gregory IX, 1233 Papal Document Pope […]

Doctrine
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Doctrine

Medieval western Christendom, fragmented into many separate areas as we shall shortly see, was unified by broad commitment to Christianity and general acceptance of the authority of the Roman Catholic Church. The Church Fathers bequeathed to the medieval Church and its believers a rich legacy regarding Judaism and Jews, encompassing doctrine, policy, and imagery. This rich legacy was expanded and […]

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The Church and the Jews
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The Church and the Jews

Medieval Europe—like modern Europe—was a potpourri of diverse topographies, climates, languages, ethnicities, and cultures. Unlike modern Europe, however, Europe of the Middle Ages was unified by broad commitment to Christianity and general acceptance of the authority of the Roman Catholic Church. Thus, the Church played a unifying and central role in the fate of medieval […]