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Join us for a discussion between Volker Benkert, assistant professor of history, and Gary McCluskey, pastor at University Lutheran Church and Campus Ministry at ASU, as they explore Martin Luther's transformation from being sympathetic to Jews to becoming an ardent anti-Semite, when his hope for conversion of Jews to Christianity after his reforms did not materialize. Luther stoked German anti-Semitism in his day, but 400 years later the Nazis also used his writings to spread anti-Semitic lies and link their own racial hatred to Luther's religious hatred.
This event is organized by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict.