Have the Methodists Accepted Communism? Anonymous.

Have the Methodists Accepted Communism?

[Place of Publication Not Identified]: [Publisher Not Identified], [1956?].

Octavo (8 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches; 213 x 97 mm), 14 pages, in stapled wrappers.

Lurid antisemitic pamphlet that begins, "Are the Methodists teaching Judaism instead of Christianity?" The pamphlet goes on to give excerpts from Jewish and Methodist publications in an attempt to show the Methodists are teaching from the Talmud, which supposedly promotes communism. These excerpts are interspersed with sarcastic commentary, such as referring to the Anti-Defamation League as the "secret police" of the American Jewish Committee.

The author also attacks the NAACP, saying it's not led by a "Negro" but by "a revolutionary New York Jew..." Moreover, we're told that "documented information" links Zionism with "the World Communist conspiracy." The author also has a thing against universal brotherhood: "The creed of those who sponsor this program is to eliminate all personal freedom and the sovereignty of nations including America in favor of a Jewish world social order...."

We estimate the publication date of the pamphlet to be 1956 or thereabouts, since that's the latest year shown in the various excerpts published here. We have not been able to identify an author or group issuing this pamphlet. (Perhaps an interesting research project for scholars of antisemitism or anticommunism.)

OCLC shows only five institutional holdings of this pamphlet: Michigan State, Samford, New York Public Library, Abilene Christian, and the Wisconsin Historical Society. None in commerce (March 2021). RARE.

CONDITION: Slight edge wear and toning, some rusting to staples. About Near Fine. Item #2330

Price: $75.00

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