'The Holocaust, the Church, and the Law of Unintended Consequences' is Released
Author, scholar and retired judge Anthony J. Sciolino examines 2,000 years of Christian anti-Judaism and discusses its impact on the Holocaust in particular in his award-winning new book, "The Holocaust, the Church, and the Law of Unintended Consequences: How Christian Anti-Judaism Spawned Nazi Anti-Semitism, A Judge's Verdict" (published by iUniverse).
According to Sciolino, a Roman Catholic deacon, centuries of scapegoating, demonizing, marginalizing and persecution, all of which were encouraged and sometimes initiated by the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, paved the way for the rise of Hitler's Third Reich and the killing of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust.
"Because of its centuries old doctrine of anti-Judaism, the Church, which should have been a champion for justice, became complicit in the commission of an egregious injustice of unprecedented magnitude - the Holocaust."
Thoroughly researched, fair and impartial, Sciolino's book provides numerous substantive, explanatory footnotes, an index and suggested discussion questions for book club readers.
"The Holocaust, the Church, and the Law of Unintended Consequences" was awarded the 2013 silver medal for world history from the Independent Publisher Book Awards.