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Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church in the Post-Reformation Era . By Magda Teter

Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church in the Post-Reformation Era . By Magda Teter Book Reviews especially for its chronological breadth, should be a most useful guide for many years to come. doi:10.1093/jaarel/lfm026 Advance Access publication May 23, 2007 Mark A. Noll University of Notre Dame Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church in the PostReformation Era. By Magda Teter. Cambridge University Press, 2006. 272 pages. $65.00. Few issues are more troublesome for historians of Poland, or of the Roman Catholic Church, than the legacy of centuries of hostility towards the Jews. The scholarly literature on this topic (much of which is not really very scholarly) all too often fluctuates between sweeping, overgeneralized accusations on one side, and stubborn denials and apologetics on the other. This makes it that much harder for a historian to deal with the nuances, subtleties, and complexities of Catholic Judeophobia in Poland, to explore the precise relationship between religious faith and ethnic hatred, or to calmly trace the origins and motives of those who propagated unsavory views. Magda Teter has courageously stepped into this polemical minefield, bringing scholarly rigor, careful argumentation, and a fresh viewpoint to the topic. This volume not only fills a gaping hole in the historical literature on Polish Catholicism and Polish-Jewish http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the American Academy of Religion Oxford University Press

Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church in the Post-Reformation Era . By Magda Teter

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Book Reviews especially for its chronological breadth, should be a most useful guide for many years to come. doi:10.1093/jaarel/lfm026 Advance Access publication May 23, 2007 Mark A. Noll University of Notre Dame Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church in the PostReformation Era. By Magda Teter. Cambridge University Press, 2006. 272 pages. $65.00. Few issues are more troublesome for historians of Poland, or of the Roman Catholic Church, than the legacy of centuries of hostility towards the Jews. The scholarly literature on this topic (much of which is not really very scholarly) all too often fluctuates between sweeping, overgeneralized accusations on one side, and stubborn denials and apologetics on the other. This makes it that much harder for a historian to deal with the nuances, subtleties, and complexities of Catholic Judeophobia in Poland, to explore the precise relationship between religious faith and ethnic hatred, or to calmly trace the origins and motives of those who propagated unsavory views. Magda Teter has courageously stepped into this polemical minefield, bringing scholarly rigor, careful argumentation, and a fresh viewpoint to the topic. This volume not only fills a gaping hole in the historical literature on Polish Catholicism and Polish-Jewish
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