[quote=Kristina P.]Jews were the minority, so in a way, it makes sense to demand that they accommodate the majority.
Also, it’s not really necessary to try to prove that this was the right thing for the Church to do. As far as I know, it can’t be argued that the Church has always done the right things, only that it has always taught the right things. Of course, it’s certainly recommended that you research and get a historical sense for the motives behind actions that don’t seem right to you at first glance. These were, after all, Christian brothers of ours and we should at least give them the courtesy of trying to see their point of view if we disagree with their actions.
This makes sense. Where can I find the historical perspective of the Fourth Lateran Council? I think I’m having a hard time understanding why the Church put forth such a requirement on Christian “princes.”
What I think I understand you to be saying is that this is not a Truth that the Church taught but rather, something the Church did as a result of what was going on in the society at the time. If so, I need to gain some historical insight.