Limitations on artificial lighting has profoundly influenced society. It was never impossible to light up the night, but light always came with costs.
Martin Luther is known for sparking the Reformation. He was also a raging anti-Semite.
Nazi propagandists celebrated that tue infamous Kristallnacht night of violence against Jews in 1938 fell over Luther’s birthday.
There was an anti-Semitic and a philo-Semitic side to Martin Luther. Both are on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
(JTA) — The Church of Norway, the state’s Lutheran church, condemned church founder Martin Luther’s anti-Jewish legacy. The church made the statement ahead of the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, started by the 16th century German theologian, The Associated Press reported. The Church of Norway’s General Synod acknowledged that Luther’s writings were used in Nazi propaganda and…
Germany’s main Protestant body distanced itself from the anti-Semitism of its founder, Martin Luther, and pledged to confront the dark side of its roots.
Germany’s top Jewish leader urged Protestants to confront and condemn anti-Jewish teachings of Martin Luther, who began the Protestant Reformation.
David Nirenberg traces the history of anti-Semitism from ancient Egypt through 20th-century Europe, encompassing literary criticism of ‘The Merchant of Venice.’
The Austrian Jewish psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl (1905-1997), author of “Man’s Search for Meaning”, an inspiring account of his concentration camp experiences, enlightened many generations of students. None more so than a budding Austrian theologian Eric Gritsch, who in 1950 was mentored by Frankl, as the former described in a 2009 memoir.
Bibliophiles, history buffs, religionists, and the plain curious will find “Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam,” the new exhibit at the main branch of the New York Public Library, an extraordinary glimpse into the history of the Abrahamic faiths and their commonalities. Partly sponsored by the Coexist Foundation, a New York non-profit dedicated “to promote better understanding between Jews, Christians, and Muslims…through education, dialogue, and research,” the exhibit was described at a press preview by the NYPL president as the “single most important, beautiful, exquisitely designed exhibit in the modern history of the New York Public Library,” not least for its lofty interfaith raison d’etre.