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In his book on Juden und Judentum im Werk deutscher Althistoriker des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts (1988), Christhard 17 L. Siegele-Wenschkewitz in: W. Grab/J. H. ), 1986, 153–177, quotation 153. For the Weimar period, see also R. R. Geis/H. J. ), 1966; and P. Mendes-Flohr in: O. D. Kulka/P. ), 1987, 99–132. 18 Werner Vogler’s 1988 book, Jüdische Jesusinterpretationen in christlicher Sicht, is critically devoted to the attempt by Jewish scholars to understand Jesus consistently in the context of rabbinic Judaism.
Accordingly, there is no claim to oﬀer a complete picture of which theological works Jewish scholars read during the course of their training and practice, and to which inﬂuences they were thus exposed. The phenomenon of the attraction of Protestantism’s theological and ethical concepts for contemporary Jewish thinking is considered wherever it can be clearly proven. The focus is on the controversial subjects in the discussion between Jewish and Protestant scholars, which were expressed in public controversies and mutual references.
See also K. Meier in: J. C. Kaiser/M. ), 1988, 241–269. The most recent work devoted especially to the German Kaiserreich is Wolfgang Heinrichs’ comprehensive and diﬀerentiated book, Das Judenbild im Protestantismus des Deutschen Kaiserreichs. Ein Beitrag zur Mentalitätsgeschichte des deutschen Bürgertums in der Krise der Moderne, which provides a contribution to the history of the German middle class mentality in an epoch shaped by political and cultural crises. An important aspect is that Heinrichs succeeds in demonstrating the heterogeneity of Protestant traditions of piety and its impact on Protestant attitudes toward Judaism, by analyzing the diﬀerent regional or social milieus and the diverse Protestant journals, associations, and theological trends.