The Oberammergau Passion Play: A Lance Against Civilization

The Oberammergau Passion Play: A Lance Against Civilization

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Overview

People of Oberammergau have re­ceived highest praise for their fidelity through 350 years. But Friedman asks questions that must be addressed: “Can the traditional text be reconciled with the Gospels? Does the play generate harmful, stereotypic images of Jews? Is the Passion truly a ‘hymn of recon­ciliation’ or is it, as Nietzsche said of Wagner’s Meistersinger, a ‘lance against civilization’?”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809311538
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 05/01/1984
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)

About the Author

Saul Friedman is Professor of Near East and Jewish History at Youngstown State University.

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