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Bibil Identifier bibil:218065
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Nazi Quest for an Aryan Jesus
Author Head, Peter M.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Volume: 2, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2004
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2004
Year (Copyright) 2004
Year (Reference) 2004
Language English
Pages 55-89 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper introduces perhaps the most neglected era in the history of the Quest for the historical Jesus. The era is National Socialist Germany and the particular Quest involves the attempt to prove Jesus was not Jewish but rather Aryan. Despite sev eral recent attempts to associate the contemporary Jesus Seminar with such ap proaches, the whole period is largely ignored in the standard works on the history of New Testament scholarship. This paper introduces and describes the most impor tant of the attempts to prove that Jesus was Aryan, that of Walter Grundmann. Important aspects of the general ideological background, as well as the influence of his teacher, Gerhard Kittel are discussed, with a more detailed treatment of the arguments in his Jesus der Galiläer und das Judentum (1940).
DOI 10.1177/147686900400200103
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century
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