Dr. Strobert interviews Dr. Brooks Schramm (Kraft Professor of Biblical Studies)and Dr. Kirsi Stjerna (Professor of Reformation Church History) at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and co-authors of Martin Luther, the Bible, and the Jewish People: A Reader about Martin Luther and his perspective on the Jewish people. Highlights of this discussion include:
1.Martin Luther’s perspective on the Jews comes from his scholarly work as a professor of Old Testament.
2.The social context of the Jews as a people of 'fragile communities' must be considered in discussions.
3.Martin Luther never personally encountered a Jewish person.
4.The importance of the printed word was an important component in publicizing Luther’s unique views on Jews.