Concordia Theological Monthly

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ephesians, church, gentile, jew, race relations, christian, segregation, gentiles, prejudice

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


About ten years ago a high school girl from the South took first place in a radio contest with her answer to the question, "How should Hitler be punished for his crimes against humanity?" She won a prize for the answer: "He ought to be made to wear a black face and to live in a community where racial discrimination is practiced." This girl had observed, if not experienced, the horrors of prejudice, of man's most cruel inhumanity to man. It is something of a tragic commentary on human affairs that the worst punishment this student could imagine had to be described in terms of an attitude toward a particular race by members of a different biological strain.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Exodus 19:5; Ephesians 3:3; Ephesians 6:12; Ephesians 2:2; Genesis 4:16; Ephesians 2:14-16; Ephesians 4:1-3; Philippians 2:8; Matthew 5:5; 2 Peter 3:4; Ephesians 5:1;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars