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Parables for our time : rereading New Testament scholarship after the Holocaust
Oldenhage, Tania.
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Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2002]

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189 pages ; 25 cm.
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1410 Lexile.
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Readings of New Testament texts have often reflected and encouraged anti-Semitism, but post-Holocaust scholars have increasingly rejected this inheritance. Oldenhage seeks to craft a biblical hermeneutics that works with memories of the Holocaust to allow us to examine the resonances between the parables and the events of the Holocaust.

Author Notes

Tania Oldenhage is Assistant Professor of Religion at Mount Union College, in Alliance, Ohio. A native of Germany, she studied Protestant theology at the Universities of Heidelberg, Marburg, and Hamburg. She received her Ph.D. from Temple University.

Table of Contents

Parables for Our Timep. 1
1 Introductionp. 3
Part I Holocaust Remembrance in Germanyp. 11
2 On Sundays the Forgotten Comesp. 13
3 The Forgotten Comes to Parable Studiesp. 23
Part II Historical Criticism and the Legacy of the Holocaustp. 37
4 Joachim Jeremias and the Historical-Critical Approachp. 39
5 In View of Catastrophep. 51
6 Historical Criticism and the Return into Historyp. 60
Part III Jesus as Poet of Our Timep. 70
7 John Dominic Crossan and the Literary Turn in Biblical Studiesp. 73
8 Comedy, Play, and ""the Horrors of This Century""p. 85
9 Parables for Our Time?p. 101
Part IV The Promise of Metaphor Theoryp. 113
10 Paul Ricoeur's ""biblical Hermeneutics""p. 115
11 Limit-Experiences of Human Lifep. 124
12 Toward a Post-Holocaust Biblical Hermeneuticsp. 139
Notesp. 153
Referencesp. 177
Indexp. 185