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Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus

Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus

Author: Susannah Heschel
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Series: Chicago studies in the history of Judaism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Discusses the career and works of the 19th-century German Jewish reformer and scholar of religion. His treatment of the relationship between the Jesus of the New Testament and early Judaism challenged many antisemitic assumptions and conclusions of contemporary and subsequent Christian scholars, including liberal Protestant theologians. Geiger saw Jesus as a Pharisaic Jew, but this view totally destabilized  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Abraham Geiger; Jesus Christ; Geiger; Jésus-Christ; Abraham Geiger; Jesus Christ.; Jesus; Abraham Geiger; Jesus Christus.; Abraham Geiger
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susannah Heschel
ISBN: 0226329585 9780226329581 0226329593 9780226329598
OCLC Number: 37282282
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of Jewish Book Council National Jewish Book Award: Jewish-Christian Relations 1998
Description: xii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : reversing the gaze --
The creation of a historical theologian --
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam : prelude of revisionist configurations --
Reconceiving early Judaism --
D.F. Strauss, the Tübingen school, and Albrecht Ritschl --
The Jewish Jesus and the Protestant flight from the historical Jesus --
From Jesus to Christianity : Geiger on the postapostolic era --
Fixing the theological gaze : the reception of Geiger's work.
Series Title: Chicago studies in the history of Judaism.
Responsibility: Susannah Heschel.
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Was Jesus the founder of Christianity or a teacher of Judaism? When he argued the latter, Abraham Geiger ignited an intense debate in 19th-century Germany. In this study, Susannah Heschel traces the  Read more...


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