Study Notes.docx - 1 For each talk about 1 Textual information 2 Key ideas a How does it fit in the larger document 1 Historical Context New Testament 1

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1.For each, talk about :1.Textual information2.Key ideasa.How does it fit in the larger document?1.Historical ContextNew Testament 1.The audience is non-Jew's or gentiles. 1st century A.D. Guilty of deiscide (killing Jesus)2.The entirety of the passages show that the Romans weren't at fault and a curse (divine curse) gets placed on Jews that will condemn them for eternity. A mob of Jews convinced Romans to kill him. When given the opportunity to release him, the Jews said no, let the consequences fallon our children.3.Historical Context: Crucifixion of Christ. This sets up animosity between Jewish religion and Christian religion. This is the start of anti-Judaism. It was the precedent of modern anti-SemitismThe Prince of Darkness1.1500's, Martin Luther starts railing against the Catholic church. First half he's rooted in Christian belief and converting the Jews. He's calling for conversion of the Jews because "his target isn't actually the Jews", he's using them as a vehicle to target the Catholic. They didn't convert. He didn't know any Jews. He only met rabbi's and the chances of converting a rabi is slim. The second half he turns against them. It's essentially propaganda, he's railing against Jews for nothing.2.Martin Luther is really mad at himself because his interpretation wasn’t that good. He thought just presenting the word of God would speak for itself. It didn’t. Is his own faith solid? He was afraid that if he were to die, his soul would be in trouble and he now has no answer what happens after death. 3.The Nazi party can look at this document and say "look, Luther gave them a chance and they didn't listen". Protestants and Catholics are the groups in Germany at the time. Protestants= Luther and they supported Nazi's. Protestants accepted Martin Luther's documents. They found a ready-made doctrine of Jews that called for violence: burning of church, prayer books, etc. Wagner's Jewry in Music1.1850, modern anti-Semitism doesn’t come around until 1870's. He's pre anti-Semetic but this is a transitional piece from anti-Judaism. Wagner is arguing that Jews are ruining the music culture and that Jews don't have a place in the arts. Wagner started off as a liberal in favor of emancipation and assimilation of the Jews. Then he becomes upset with the presence of Jews in the arts. This scared him. He could've been afraid of the competition, loss of culture (his music focused on German mythology). He was considered "enlightened". Culture destroyers and culture creators. Ends with "going under" = radical assimilation.
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