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Paul Michael Kurtz

Kaiser, Christ, and Canaan

The Religion of Israel in Protestant Germany, 1871–1918

[Kaiser, Christus und Kanaan. Die Religion Israels im protestantischen Deutschland, 1871–1918.]

2018. XIV, 370 pages.

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What did biblical scholars, theologians, orientalists, philologists, and ancient historians of the 19th century consider »religion« and »history« to be? How did they understand these conceptual categories, and why did they study them in the manner they did? Analyzing the figures of Julius Wellhausen and Hermann Gunkel, Paul Michael Kurtz examines the historiography of ancient Israel in the German Empire through the prism of religion, as a structuring framework not only for writings on the past but also for the writers of that past themselves.
In this work, Paul Michael Kurtz examines the historiography of ancient Israel in the German Empire through the prism of religion, as a structuring framework not only for writings on the past but also for the writers of that past themselves. The author investigates what biblical scholars, theologians, orientalists, philologists, and ancient historians considered »religion« and »history« to be, how they understood these conceptual categories, and why they studied them in the manner they did. Focusing on Julius Wellhausen and Hermann Gunkel, his inquiry scrutinizes to what extent, in an age of allegedly neutral historical science, the very enterprise of reconstructing the ancient past was shaped by liberal Protestant structures shared by dominant historians from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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Paul Michael Kurtz Born 1984; 2007 BA in English, Harding University; 2010 MDiv in Hebrew Bible, Princeton Theological Seminary; 2016 Dr. phil. in History, University of Göttingen; since 2017 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, University of Cambridge, and Postdoctoral Research Associate, Queens' College.

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In: Old Testament Abstracts — 42 (2019), S. 511–512 (C.T.B.)