What Happens to Philo-Semitism If Christians Become Biblically Illiterate?

It’s a short journey from a version of Christianity shorn of its Hebraic context to wondering if the notion of a chosen people is kind of, you know, racist.

An attendee reads the Bible during a drive-in Easter service in South Easton, MA on April 12, 2020. Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images.

An attendee reads the Bible during a drive-in Easter service in South Easton, MA on April 12, 2020. Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images.

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July 13 2020
About the author

Rod Dreher (@roddreher) is a senior writer at The American Conservative and author of the forthcoming Live Not By Lies (Sentinel, September 29).


Reading Wilfred McClay’s “What Christians See in Jews and Israel in 2020 of the Common Era” reminded me of Father Matthew’s arrival in south Louisiana.

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