Hur förmedlas antijudiska stereotyper av kristna författare – och varför?


  • Ulrika Lindblad Helsingfors universitet


Antisemitism in literature, Stereotype (Psychology), Christianity and Judaism, Theology, Catholic


Anti-Jewish stereotypes are often unwittingly handed on by theologians in different fields. Surprisingly many theologians appear to dissociate biblical-theological anti-Judaism entirely from actually existing Jews. This may be because “the Jews” or “the Pharisees” are frequently accorded a symbolic function as “the world” (enemies of God and man, of the true faith”. Even critical theologians as well as some Christian feminists have received the classical anti-Jewish stereotypes and put them to new use. Many people who, in other circumstances, severely criticize anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism, appear to think some modified forms of anti-Judaism are necessary for theological purposes. Facts, theories and interpretations are still frequently taken from sources which are markedly anti-Jewish. Those who are not engaged in exegetics or Jewish studies still too rarely consult Jewish sources or scholarly studies by experts.



How to Cite

Lindblad, U. (1993). Hur förmedlas antijudiska stereotyper av kristna författare – och varför?. Nordisk judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies, 14(2), 144–154.