Is the basis of Christian Culture Jewish and are Christian Anti-Semites Hypocrites? A new edition of Marcus Eli Ravage’s cutting two essays on the hypocrisy of Christian anti-Semitism, written at a time when that sentiment was on the rise in America and Europe. Now with an extended afterword and appendices dealing with specific points raised by the author.
The author, a prominent Jewish journalist, was angered by the tide of rising anti-Semitism in the early 20th century, pointed out that if people were looking for a “Jewish conspiracy” then they should stop talking about Communism or Capitalism, but face up to the fact that Christianity—and therefore the post-Roman Western Civilization—has a Jewish spiritual, historical, intellectual and even moral basis.
“Our tribal customs have become the core of your moral code . . . A Jewish rebel-prophet is the central figure in your religious worship . . . Half your wars, great and little, are religious wars, fought over the interpretation of one thing or another in our teachings . . . We have imposed upon you an alien book and an alien faith which you cannot swallow or digest, which is at cross-purposes with your native spirit . . . Your religion, your education, your morals, your social, governmental and legal systems, are fundamentally of our making . . . You Christians do not seem to know where your religion came from, nor how, nor why.”
With an afterword by Professor H. E. James which investigates the author’s claims and provides a full review of the Jewish origins of Christianity, post-Roman and modern Western liberal thought, and much more. A book which will shock Christians, Jews and atheists alike.
Chapter I: Background to the Author
Chapter II: Text of Marcus Eli Ravage’s “A Real Case Against the Jews: One of Them Points Out the Full Depth of Their Guilt,” First Published in The Century Magazine, January 1928, Volume 115, Number 3, pages 346–350.
You resent us, but you cannot clearly say why.—You resent the Jew not because, as some of you seem to think, he crucified Jesus but because he gave him birth.—Our tribal customs have become the core of your moral code.—A Jewish rebel-prophet is the central figure in your religious worship.—Half your wars, great and little, are religious wars, fought over the interpretation of one thing or another in our teachings.—We have imposed upon you an alien book and an alien faith which you cannot swallow or digest, which is at cross-purposes with your native spirit.
Chapter III: Text of Marcus Eli Ravage’s “The Jew: Commissary to the Gentiles, The First to See the Possibilities of War by Propaganda,” First published in The Century Magazine, February 1928, Volume 115, Number 4, pages 476–483.
Your religion, your education, your morals, your social, governmental and legal systems, are fundamentally of our making!—You Christians do not seem to know where your religion came from, nor how, nor why.—Gibbon long ago tried to enlighten you—Judea and Rome—Jesus’ disciples formed themselves into a communistic brotherhood—Saul of Tarsus—To the Romans, Christianity meant nothing more than Judaism militant—Christianity had become the dominant cult throughout the empire.
Chapter IV: Professor H. E. James: An Analysis of Marcus Eli Ravage’s Claims
Christianity’s Jewish Origin—Jesus Christ Said He Only Came to Save Jews and Compared Gentiles to Dogs—Debate Erupts Among Jewish Elders after First Non-Jewish Convert—Christianity Founded as an Extension of Judaism—The Vision of Simon Peter: Gentile Christians Compared to “Unclean Meat”—“It is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation”—Simon Peter Decides that Gentiles Can Join the Christian Church—Christ’s Apostles Object to Letting Gentiles Join the Christian Church—Council of Jerusalem Finally Agrees to let Gentiles Become Christians—Gentiles, Described as the “Residue of Men,” Allowed to Join Christian Church Only if they Obey Jewish Laws—Gentiles Reminded that They are Outsiders in Christianity—Christians “become the seed of Abraham” Says Paul—Was Christianity Spread Deliberately, as Ravage Asserts?—Ravage Exaggerated the Claim of “Deliberate” Spreading of Christianity—Ravage Wrote Satirically to Prove a Point—The Philosophical Foundation of Christianity—Jewish Christian Thought Comes to Dominate the Classical World—Jewish Christianity Redirected Roman Culture—Jewish Thought Does Form the Basis of Western Christian Civilization—Conclusion: Ravage Was Mostly Accurate
Appendix 1: The Common Origin of Christianity, Judaism and Islam
Appendix 2: Jesus Refused to Abolish Biblical Jewish Law
Appendix 3: The Jewish Nature of the New Testament
Appendix 4: Saul/Paul of Tarsus, the Jewish Apostle of Christianity to the Non-Jewish World
Appendix 5: Jesus was Jewish, According to the Bible
1. “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.”—2. “The Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David”—3. Jesus’s Jewish Family—4. Jesus was Circumcised According to the “Laws of Moses”—5. The Family of Jesus Celebrated Passover Every Year—6. Jesus Attended his Local Synagogue Every Week—7. “Jesus the Jew” Asks for Water from the Samaritans
Appendix 6: Facsimile of the original article “A Real Case against the Jews.”
Appendix 7: Facsimile of the original article “Commissary to the Gentiles.”