Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus



Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus Was Jesus the founder of Christianity or a teacher of Judaism When he argued the latter based on the New Testament, Abraham Geiger ignited an intense debate that began in nineteenth century Germany but continues to this day.Geiger, a pioneer of Reform Judaism and a founder of Jewish studies, developed a Jewish version of Christian origins He contended that Jesus was a member of the Pharisees, a progressive and liberalizing group within first century Judaism, and that he taught nothing new or original This argument enraged German Protestant theologians, some of whom produced a tragic counterargument based on racial theory.In this fascinating book, Susannah Heschel traces the genesis of Geiger s argument and examines the reaction to it within Christian theology She concludes that Geiger initiated an intellectual revolt by the colonized against the colonizer, an attempt not to assimilate into Christianity by adopting Jesus as a Jew, but to overthrow Christian intellectual hegemony by claiming that Christianity and all of Western civilization was the product of Judaism. Read Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus by Susannah Heschel – millionapartments.us

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  • Paperback
  • 332 pages
  • Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus
  • Susannah Heschel
  • English
  • 12 February 2018
  • 0226329593

10 thoughts on “Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus

  1. Adam says:

    Great look at the life of the progenitor of Reform Judaism, his theology and changing motivations across his life.

  2. Ileana Stan says:

    I say that this Rabbi was a Genius I adore all his theories.

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