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Parables for Our Time: Rereading New Testament Scholarship after the Holocaust

Tania Oldenhage


Over the centuries, New Testament texts have often been read in ways that reflect and encourage anti‐Judaism. Since the Holocaust, Christian scholars have increasingly recognized this inheritance. New Testament scholars have not directly confronted the horror of Nazi crimes, Odlenhage argues, but their work has nonetheless been deeply affected by the events of the Holocaust. By placing twentieth‐century biblical scholarship within its specific historical and cultural contexts, she is able to trace the process by which the Holocaust gradually moved into the collective consciousness of New Testa ... More

Keywords: anti‐Judaism, biblical hermeneutics, historical criticism, Holocaust, literary theory, New Testament, parables of Jesus

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195150520
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/019515052X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tania Oldenhage, author
Mount Union College
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