Irony of Ironies

Jewish Students Flock to a Lutheran College

 

Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania has recently become a popular destination for Jewish students.  According to Hillel International, Muhlenberg ranks 5th in the nation in terms of the percentage of its students that is Jewish.  Muhlenberg provides a welcoming environment for Jewish students with an active Hillel Center and an Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding founded in 1989.

 

The irony, however, is that Muhlenberg is a Lutheran College affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Martin Luther was a notorious anti-Semite who later became a hero and spiritual mentor to the Nazis. 

 

To compound the irony, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, for whom Muhlenberg College is named, was also an ardent anti-Semite, who lobbied strongly to have restrictions placed on Jews written into the Pennsylvania constitution.

 

To better appreciate the irony of the situation, click on the link below.

 

 

Irony of Ironies.

 

 

 

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Of Related Interest:

 

 

Christian Origins of the Holocaust

 

 

 

 

The Jesus Movement

 

   

 

 

The Birth of Jesus

 

 

 

When Was Jesus Born?

 

 

 

 

 

Genealogy, Politics and History

in the Book of Genesis

 

 

 

 

President Obama

Needs to Read His Bible!

 

 

 

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