https://everystateforisrael.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/maxresdefault.jpg 720 1280 cpminfotech https://everystateforisrael.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ESFI_FB-Logo.png cpminfotech2014-11-11 03:00:412017-12-18 19:20:37A (Not So) Brief Survey of French Antisemitism Part I: From the Church Fathers to Talmud Burnings
France seems to have a love-hate relationship with the Jewish people going back at least 1,500 years. The first five centuries following the closing of the biblical canon saw the succession of a myriad of theologians who greatly helped to codify and structure Christianity. They are known as the Church Fathers, and often committed themselves to fighting heresy. Unfortunately, many of them, such as Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Origen, Chrysostom and Augustine, adopted a very allegorical view of the Bible. It led them to see passages about Israel and the Jewish people as pertaining to Christians and no longer to ethnic Israel. In a sense, they were the originators of replacement theology before it was known as such.