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Bibil Identifier bibil:207425
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Susannah Heschel’s Aryan Grundmann
Author Morgan, Robert
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 32, Issue: 4)
Reviewed book The Aryan Jesus
Response article Historiography of Antisemitism versus Anti-Judaism: A Response to Robert Morgan
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 431-494 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This discussion of The Aryan Jesus (2008) welcomes its combating all antisemitism but questions whether it sufficiently distinguishes that from an also deplorable theological anti-Judaism. Heschel’s account of the Eisenach Institute (1939-42), which aimed to de-Judaize German Christianity, provides a one-sided impression of 1930s German church history. The book’s broader thesis that Christianity is racist depends on a failure to distinguish clearly between the churches and the völkisch movement that stands behind Nazi antisemitism. Criticisms made of individual biblical scholars confirm the responsibility to counter an anti-Judaism that was bound to fuel modern secular antisemitism. Both are different from the Christian antisemitism prevalent in the Middle Ages.
DOI 10.1177/0142064X10366334
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Anti-semitism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Germany
Genres Review Article
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