By Tod Linafelt
BbWhat position may possibly 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 way in which we read-or should still read-the founding textual content of Christianity? even though the philosophical, moral, and theological implications of the Holocaust have obtained a lot consciousness in recent times, its implications for our practices of biblical interpretation have long past mostly unexplored. In A Shadow of Glory the most renowned modern students in bible 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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Hitler had called for a suspension, in early 1940, of state harassment of the churches, in order to encourage total support for the war effort. The alliance with the Soviet Union undermined Rosenberg's position by forcing an end to anticommunist rhetoric, thereby weakening the power of one of the most ardent Nazi opponents of Christianity'? and granting increased attention to anti-Jewish propaganda. The theology formulated by the Institute had a dual function: to provide unqualified support to Nazi government policies and to create a niche for Christianity in the new Nazi order.
The most important element of the Aryan argument, however, was the claim that Jesus's spirituality was radically different from Judaism. Relatively little attention is given to defining the positive content of the Aryan Geist, while most of the attention goes to defining the nature of the repugnant Jewish Geist. F This "Abba argument;' which was popularized by Joachim Jeremias after the war, was first developed by Grundmann in a 1938 book, based on Kittel's article on "Abba" in the Theological Dictionary.
That the German Christian movement emerged out of liberal Protestantism is crucial; it presented itself as a modern, scientific theological movement, not as a religious faith rooted in the supernatural; it was a religion that affirmed society, its political structures, and its intellectual discourse. In his critique of Emil Durkheim's claim that "man is a moral being only because he lives in society," Zygmunt Bauman has argued for the social production of immoral behavior. "44 Morality is not the product of society, but is presocial, Bauman argues, and it is something that society manipulates and exploits.
A Shadow of Glory. Reading the New Testament After the Holocaust by Tod Linafelt