Re: [XTalk] "Jews"; was: Rules of evidence
- Steve Black wrote:
>also a cultural thing. In addition I *disagree* when you say thatActually, I agree with you 100% on this. That is, any effort to distance the
>this is about trying to 'distance "the Xn story" from anti-Semitism'
>(although I prefer "anti-Judaism" in this context) - this is
>something we cannot do. It is exactly the *story* that will now stand
Christian story from anti-semitism via historical criticism will fail,
precisely because it is the STORY that is really the issue. And just for the
sake of (further) clarification, my choice of "anti-semitism" over
"anti-Judaism" was a considered one, insofar as I was commenting on the
agenda of moderns, for whom anti-Semitism is the real issue. The story
itself (in terms of the agenda of its ancient authors) may give expression
to or reflect anti-Judaism. But in modern times that anti-Judaism has often
taken the form of anti-Semitism, and in some (many?) cases "the Christian
story" has been used as a support for this sentiment.
But, as I said before, this is all really off-topic for this list. (So why
do I keep writing about it?)
Department of Religious Studies
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2
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