Other and Brother: Jesus in the 20th-Century Jewish Literary Landscape
Other and Brother: Jesus in the 20th-Century Jewish Literary Landscape  -     By: Neta Stahl
Buy Item $108.75
In Stock
Quantity:
Stock No: WW760001
Oxford University Press / 2012 / Hardcover
Quantity:

Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Add To Wishlist
Quantity:


Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Wishlist

Other and Brother: Jesus in the 20th-Century Jewish Literary Landscape

Oxford University Press / 2012 / Hardcover

In Stock
Stock No: WW760001


Product Close-up
This product is not available for expedited shipping.
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.

Product Information

Title: Other and Brother: Jesus in the 20th-Century Jewish Literary Landscape
By: Neta Stahl
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2012
Weight: 2 pounds
ISBN: 0199760004
ISBN-13: 9780199760008
Stock No: WW760001

Publisher's Description

In a groundbreaking book, Neta Stahl examines the attitudes adopted by modern Jewish writers toward the figure of Jesus. Stahl argues that twentieth-century Jewish writers reconsidered Jesus' traditional status as the Christian Other and looked to him instead as a fellow Jew, a "brother," and even as a model for the "New Jew."

Other and Brother analyzes the work of a wide array of modern Jewish writers, beginning in the early twentieth century and ending with contemporary Israeli literature. Stahl takes the reader through dramatic changes in Jewish life from the Haskalah (or Jewish Enlightenment) and Emancipation, to Zionism, the Holocaust, and the formation of the state of Israel. She shows, for example, how the emergence of quasi-messianic Zionist ideas about returning to the land of Israel, where the actual Jesus was born, helped make the figure of Jesus a source of attraction and identification for Hebrew and Yiddish writers in the first half of the twentieth century, and how the fateful events of that century brought about a major transformation in the Jewish attitude toward Jesus.

Stahl's nuanced and insightful historiography of modern Hebrew and Jewish literature will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in the role of Jesus in Jewish culture.

Author Bio


Neta Stahl is an Assistant Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature at the Humanities Center and the Jewish Studies Program at The Johns Hopkins University. She received her Ph.D. in Poetics & Comparative Literature from Tel Aviv University in 2005 and taught at Yale University and at the University of Chicago before joining the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins in 2008. She has published numerous articles on Modern Hebrew and Jewish Literature and the intersection of religion and literature.

Editorial Reviews


"This fascinating study sets out to analyze the diverse roles of Jesus in twentieth-century Hebrew and Yiddish prose and poetry... Stahl's analysis is compelling, and, like the literature it discusses, the book is elegantly written. Stahl develops an overarching chronological and thematic narrative, tracking the use of Jesus against the developing of Jewish identity in relationship to the suffering of European Jewry on the one hand and the nationalist Zionist project on the other hand... The main body of the book moves through twentieth-century Hebrew and Yiddish literature in more or less chronological order. Rather than provide a synthetic overview, however, the book adopts a more selective, and more interesting structure that alternates between thematic considerations and in-depth studies of individual authors and works." --H-Net Reviews


"Neta Stahl's book is a thrill to read. Beautifully and clearly written, it takes the reader on an unexpected journey into the heart of modern Jewish culture, showing how ubiquitous and central the figure of Jesus is in the modern Jewish (and Zionist) imagination. Among its delights, central is the demonstration of the mutual ways that scholarship on Jesus--the Jewish Jesus--and other cultural production and ideology have fructified and determined each other."--Daniel Boyarin, author of The Jewish Jesus: The Story of the Jewish Christ


"Neta Stahl's fascinating and perceptive book reveals the conflicted attitude toward Jesus in twentieth-century Hebrew and Yiddish prose and poetry. Jesus was seen by Jewish authors both as the European Other, the quintessential goy, and as the Galilean brother, the quintessential sabra."--Warren Zev Harvey, Professor Emeritus, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.