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Review/summary: Changing our Mind, David P. Gushee, 2nd ed., 2015

Throughout history the three major branches of the Christian Church – Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant – have disagreed on many things, but they have shared a rare point of unity in their antipathy towards the ‘Christ-killing’ Jews. For two millennia this anti-Judaism/anti-Semitism was fuelled mainly by three New Testament passages: Matthew 27:25 (‘his blood be on us and on our children’), John 8:44 (‘you are from your father, the devil’), and Acts 7 (‘you stiff-necked people… you are forever opposing the Holy Spirit’). Even Martin Luther was not ‘reformed’ on this issue: he said the Jews


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