By R. Michael
Relocating from the Catholic Church's pagan origins, during the Roman period, center a while, and Reformation to the current, Robert Michael the following offers a definitive historical past of Catholic antisemitism.
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From the Jew the heretic has accepted guidance in this discussion [that Jesus was not the Christ]. Let the heretic now give up borrowing poison from the Jew . . ” Deviations from Orthodox Christianity were seen not merely as Catholic splinter groups but as heresies that were essentially Jewish in spirit. The iconoclasts, who opposed the worship of religious images, were referred to as having “Jewish minds” by Peter of Antioch. 24 What was new in St. Jerome was the identification of all Jews with Judas and with the immoral use of money, two themes that would bedevil Christian-Jewish relations for two millennia.
On what subject will that detestable association be competent to form a correct judgment, who after that murder of their Lord . . are led . . by . . ”15 In his homilies, St. John Chrysostom twice alluded to the synagogue as a brothel. Church Jewish Policy and Roman Law Thanks to St. Augustine’s doctrine of the Witness People, Church policy determined that the Jews were to be degraded, not murdered. Imperial Jewish policy, influenced by the emperor’s Christian faith and the bishops, mirrored the Church’s Jewish policy.
1 It is true that positive developments in Jewish life and thought did occur and good relationships between Catholics and Jews did exist during the High Middle Ages; besides, a few Jews prospered, some had residence and movement rights, and Jews were the only non-Catholic community to be tolerated at all. It is also true that in the Early Middle Ages, when European society was not fully Christianized, Jews lived comparatively well under Arian, not Trinitarian, Christians. 3 Most Jews suffered continual degradation, and hundreds of thousands of Jews were murdered by Catholics.
A History of Catholic Antisemitism: The Dark Side of the Church by R. Michael