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The Figure of Jesus in Zionist Thought

Author(s): Daria Boniecka-Stępień
Subject(s): Jewish Thought and Philosophy
Published by: Żydowski Instytut Historyczny
Keywords: Zionism; Jesus; Achad Ha-Am; Josef Chaim Brenner; A. A. Kabak; Jews; Judaic faith; Christianity; Jewish thought; Jewish identity

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the image of Jesus encountered in the works of selected Zionist Jewish thinkers. The analysis concerns articles by Achad Ha-Am and Josef Chaim Brenner, Josef Klausner’s history book entitled Yeshu ha-Notsri: zmano, hayav ve-torato (Jesus of Nazareth: his times, life and teachings) and the novel by Aharon Abraham Kabak Ba-mishol ha-tsar (On a narrow path). The goal of the work is to present a variety of the attitudes of Zionists to the new Jewish identity, the Christian religion and the image of the nation in the process of rebirth.

  • Issue Year: 261/2017
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 29-51
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish