By Tod Linafelt
BbWhat position may perhaps the hot testomony have performed within the cultural heritage of anti-Semitism that culminated within the Holocaust? and the way has the Holocaust in flip affected the best way we read-or should still read-the founding textual content of Christianity? even if the philosophical, moral, and theological implications of the Holocaust have got a lot recognition lately, its implications for our practices of biblical interpretation have long past principally unexplored. In A Shadow of Glory probably the most famous modern students in religious study and Jewish studies-both Christian and Jewish, American and European-lay the basis for a brand new post-Holocaust hermeneutics.
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Granted, unlike the Jews, Christians were not the target of systematic Nazi violence. But certainly Christian theology, scholarship, and attitudes toward Judaism and Jews contributed to Nazi ideology and the Shoah. Thus Rubenstein's question seems to me to be a very important question for Christianity and Christian theologians to addres s, and leads to my question about why the question of God (or perhaps more appropriately, the Christian understanding of God) and the death camps has not become "the question" for Christian theologians and biblical scholars.
Can be grievously over structured, and the spirit bottled up in office and ritual:' He concludes with this Baurian echo: "perhaps ... "? Baur's paradigmatic framework continues to dominate much of New Testament criticism, but there are scholars who are working to find alternative models for reconstructing the history of early Christianity. P Although she does read 1-2 Timothy and Titus as "patriarchalizations" of the ekklesia and departures from the earlier agape fellowship of the Jesus movement, she sees these changes as the result of 24 HIGHER CRITICS ON LATE TEXTS efforts to accommodate the church to Greco-Roman cultural models of organization.
The author would like to thank the archivist of the Landeskirchenarchiv Thiiringen, pfarrer Heinz Koch, for his very gracious assistance and advice. CHAPTER 4 Shoah Consciousness and the Silence of American Christian Biblical Scholarship MARK K. GEORGE I have found in my conversations with American Jews that the Shoah is some thing about which many of them, if not all of them, are continually aware. Many American Jews born after World War II spent hours watching movies on the Shoah as part of their religious school tra ining, and thus the Shoah has become a central part of their self-understanding as Jews.
A Shadow of Glory. Reading the New Testament After the Holocaust by Tod Linafelt