The Jew as Legitimation Hardback

Jewish-Gentile Relations Beyond Antisemitism and Philosemitism

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The Jew as Legitimation

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This book traces the historical phenomenon of "the Jew as Legitimation." Contributors discuss how Jews have been used, through time, to validate non-Jewish beliefs. The volume dissects the dilemmas and challenges this pattern has presented to Jews. Throughout history, Jews and Judaism have served to legitimize the beliefs of Gentiles. Jews functioned as Augustine's witnesses to the truth of Christianity, as Christian Kabbalist's source for Protestant truths, as an argument for the enlightened claim for tolerance, as the focus of modern Christian Zionist reverence, and as a weapon of contemporary right wing populism against fears of Islamization. This volume challenges understandings of Jewish-Gentile relations, offering a counter-perspective to discourses of antisemitism and philosemitism.

The Jew as Legitimation was published by Springer International Publishing AG in November 2016. The ISBN for The Jew as Legitimation is 9783319426006.

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Details for The Jew as Legitimation

Book FormatHardback
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG (November 2016)
Edition2017 ed.
Number of Pages328
Thickness19 mm
Height210 mm
Width148 mm
Product Code4459925
Page last updated 23rd May 2018
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