chapter  8
Sermons on the Tenth Sunday after Holy Trinity
Another Occasion for Anti-Jewish Preaching
ByJussi Hanska
Pages 18

This chapter presents that there was in fact certain period of anti-Jewish preaching, largely neglected by scholarship until now-namely, the Tenth Sunday after Holy Trinity or the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. The chapter declares how great a proportion of all the surviving sermons included anti-Jewish elements, but merely to document that such element were indeed used in commonly circulated model sermon collections which consequently can be seen as proof that the Tenth Sunday after Holy Trinity was indeed a potential, or even significant, occasion for anti-Jewish preaching. The chapter shows that the Tenth Sunday after Holy Trinity was an occasion for anti-Jewish preaching. The general assumption concerning sermon material is that anti-Jewish preaching typically took place around Easter, especially on Good Friday or Passion Sunday. As a hypothesis this is of course very plausible, but, it must be emphasized, it is not based on any solid analysis of the vast surviving sermon material.