A Shadow of Glory: Reading the New Testament after the Holocaust

A Shadow of Glory: Reading the New Testament after the Holocaust

By: Tod Linafelt (author)Paperback

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The writers of the New Testament were largely Jewish and laying the blame for the Holocaust at their feet would be absurd. However, the later cultural origins of anti-semitism means that reading the New Testament after the event calls for a new ethics of interpretation. These essays address this grave issue in detail,

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Tod Linafelt is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Georgetown University. He is the author of Surviving Lamentations (2000).


Introduction Part I: Issues in interpretation 1. The Holocaust as touchstone for biblical interpretation 2. Spcters: Overtures to a biblical hautology 3. Historical criticism after the Holocaust 4. The role of the Old Testament in ancient Christianity and the problems of anti-Semitism 5. Was Christianity murdered at Auschwitz? 6. Repsonsibilities and opportunities for doing New Testament theology after the Holocaust 7. The meaning of 'Saturday' in Christian scripture and liturgy 8. Judaism in New Testament scholarship since the Holocaust Part II: Engaging texts 10. The 'Trial' of Jesus 11. When Jesus was an Aryan: Susannah Heschal 12. Women as witness in post-Holocaust perspective 13. The Passion of Jesus after Auschwitz: A literary approach 14. Blood on our heads: A Jewish response to Saint Matthew 15. Jesus' use of Psalm 22 in light of Claude Lanzmann's Shoah 16. The Jew Paul and his meaning for Israel 17. The apostle and the seed of Abraham 18. Jewish scripture in the epistle to the Hebrews 19 Mass death and the apocalypse Appendix: Suggestions for further reading

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  • publication date: 31/10/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780415937948
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 270
  • ID: 9780415937948
  • weight: 444
  • ISBN10: 0415937949

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