Dropsie College Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-6-1986

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

First Advisor

Marvin Weitz

Second Advisor

Dr. Cruse

Third Advisor

Dr. Bosker


This dissertation is a study of the Black Church as a source of anti-Semitism in America. Anti-Semitism and prejudice are defined, and the roots of anti-Semitism are traced through biblical, medieval, and modern times.

Furthermore, this study attempts to bring together what I have investigated about anti-Semitism in the Black Church. First, the extent to which anti-Semitism exists within the Black Church is assessed. The specifically religious factors that give rise to anti-Semitism, or that tend to reduce it, are then considered. A few reflections are offered on what the Black Church can do to overcome anti-Semitism in its ranks.


Library at the Katz Center - Archives Thesis. DS145 .T566 1986.

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