Category Archives: anti-semitism

The Tragic Case of Ernst Lohmeyer

A challenging account of a brave Christian under Nazis and Soviets

Larry Hurtado's Blog

One of the books I’ve read during outpatient visits to the hospital over the last few weeks is a newly published book on Ernst Lohmeyer, a celebrated NT scholar who will be known to anyone in the field.  Among his numerous publications is his little monograph, Kyrios Jesus:  Eine Untersuchung zu Phil. 2, 5-11 (Heidelberg:  Carl Winters, 1928), in which he pioneered an analysis of the passage that treated it as having hymnic qualities.

The new book in question:  James R. Edwards, Between the Swastika and the Sickle:  The Life, Disappearance, and Execution of Ernst Lohmeyer (Eerdmans, 2019).   Lohmeyer opposed the Nazis, defended Jewish colleagues (especially during his time in the University of Breslau), was a member of the Confessing Church (who opposed the “German Christians” allied with the Nazis), and all the while produced some important scholarly publications.

The Nazi sympathizing leadership in Breslau gave him a disciplinary transfer…

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Friday in the Fourth Week of Lent

It easy to say that the gospels especially John were anti-semitic whereas they were anti-Judean, which is rather different. Pogroms would not have happened if this had been realised. After all John was a Jew, as was Jesus and the apostles

Source: Friday in the Fourth Week of Lent