Analysis Of ' Strangers Within '

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The word ‘xenophobia’ has originated from the Greek terms ‘xenos’ means foreign and ‘phobos’ means fear, which basically means a fear of foreign, foreigners . According to the Webster’s Dictionary the term is described as, “the fear and hatred of strangers and foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign”.
Contact with foreigners from outside and strangers within has accelerated with the advent of the modern age, and also a substantial composition developed in Europe addresses this realism. In case of ‘strangers within’, the most typical example was the Jews on mainly Christian continent. From an early point in era, scholarly people were splitted between those who promoted tolerance and those who clinged to anti-Semitic views. Anti-Semitism had old and deep roots in Catholicism, and for that reason there was a marvelous constancy between Protestantism and Catholicism. Furthermore, many experts consider Luther 's unseemly rule against the Jews, after it became obvious that they did not agree to convert to Christianity. The Jews he hated were forced to live in separate part of a city especially a slum areas, which concludes that they were physically close but socially remote. Stated that the jewish religion constitutes the formative roots of Christianity, it would definitely be logical to make an assumption that they would not be distinguished as the stranger within, but apparently this was the prime feeling and thoughts among both intellectuals and ordinary
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