The Nazi Quest for an Aryan Jesus

The Nazi Quest for an Aryan Jesus 55- THE NAZI QUEST FOR AN ARYAN JESUS Peter M. Head Tyndale House Cambridge, England ABSTRACT This paper introduces perhaps the most neglected era in the history of the Quest for the historical Jesus. The era is National Socialist Germany and the particular Quest involves the attempt to prove Jesus was not Jewish but rather Aryan. Despite sev- eral recent attempts to associate the contemporary Jesus Seminar with such ap- proaches, the whole period is largely ignored in the standard works on the history of New Testament scholarship. This paper introduces and describes the most impor- tant of the attempts to prove that Jesus was Aryan, that of Walter Grundmann. Important aspects of the general ideological background, as well as the influence of his teacher, Gerhard Kittel are discussed, with a more detailed treatment of the arguments in his Jesus der Galiläer und das Judentum (1940). Key Words: Quest for historical Jesus, history of New Testament scholarship, Walter Grundmann; Gerhard Kittel, National Socialism and Jesus, Jesus Seminar 1. Introduction Most work on the history of New Testament scholarship in general, and on the history of research into the historical Jesus in particular, tends to focus on the highlights http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus Brill

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© 2004 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1476-8690
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1745-5197
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10.1177/147686900400200103
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55- THE NAZI QUEST FOR AN ARYAN JESUS Peter M. Head Tyndale House Cambridge, England ABSTRACT This paper introduces perhaps the most neglected era in the history of the Quest for the historical Jesus. The era is National Socialist Germany and the particular Quest involves the attempt to prove Jesus was not Jewish but rather Aryan. Despite sev- eral recent attempts to associate the contemporary Jesus Seminar with such ap- proaches, the whole period is largely ignored in the standard works on the history of New Testament scholarship. This paper introduces and describes the most impor- tant of the attempts to prove that Jesus was Aryan, that of Walter Grundmann. Important aspects of the general ideological background, as well as the influence of his teacher, Gerhard Kittel are discussed, with a more detailed treatment of the arguments in his Jesus der Galiläer und das Judentum (1940). Key Words: Quest for historical Jesus, history of New Testament scholarship, Walter Grundmann; Gerhard Kittel, National Socialism and Jesus, Jesus Seminar 1. Introduction Most work on the history of New Testament scholarship in general, and on the history of research into the historical Jesus in particular, tends to focus on the highlights

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Journal for the Study of the Historical JesusBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2004

Keywords: Jesus Seminar; National Socialism and Jesus; Walter Grundmann; Gerhard Kittel; Quest for historical Jesus; history of New Testament scholarship

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