How should we understand Luther's role in the long history of Christian anti-Jewish polemic? For some Luther was "merely" a man of his times. Others argue that Luther was limited by the ideas and superstitions of Medieval Christian tradition. Some argue his attitudes are largely confined to the final stages of his career.
But what if Luther's presuppositions toward Judaism and the Jewish people are a central component of his thought throughout his career?
In this important reader, Schramm and Stjerna highlight the role of biblical hermeneutics in the development of Luther's theological thought about the Jews. They convincingly become demonstrate that it is in biblical interpretation that Luther's fundamental claims about the Jews and Judaism are developed.