Pittsford N.Y. (PRWEB) May 02, 2014
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.
“The Holocaust, the Church, and the Law of Unintended Consequences”
By Anthony J. Sciolino
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 294 pages | ISBN 9781938908620
E-Book | ISBN 9781938908637
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Anthony J. Sciolino, a native of Rochester, N.Y., earned a law degree in 1970 from Cornell Law School and a master’s degree in theology from St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry. He resides with his wife, Gloria, in Pittsford, N.Y. Sciolino was first elected to the Monroe County Family Court bench in 1986. He was re-elected in 1996 and retired in December 2006 at the end of his second 10-year term. In 2000, he became presiding judge of the Monroe County Juvenile Drug Treatment Court. Prior to joining the bench, Sciolino served on the Rochester City Council, as an assistant district attorney and worked in private practice. More information is available at http://www.theholocaustandchurch.com.
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