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Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation (Afterlives of the Bible)

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Faithful Renderings reads translation history through the lens of Jewish-Christian difference and, conversely, views Jewish-Christian difference as an effect of translation. Subjecting translation to a theological-political analysis, Seidman asks how the charged Jewish-Christian relationship—and more particularly the dependence of Christianity on the texts and translations of a rival religion—has haunted the theory and practice of translation in the West. 

Bringing together central issues in translation studies with episodes in Jewish-Christian history, Naomi Seidman considers a range of texts, from the Bible to Elie Wiesels Night, delving into such controversies as the accuracy of various Bible translations, the medieval use of converts from Judaism to Christianity as translators, the censorship of anti-Christian references in Jewish texts, and the translation of Holocaust testimony. Faithful Renderings ultimately reveals that translation is not a marginal phenomenon but rather a crucial issue for understanding the relations between Jews and Christians and indeed the development of each religious community.

 

About the Author

Naomi Seidman is the Koret Professor of Jewish Culture and director of the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
 
INTRODUCTION
The Translator as Double Agent

CHAPTER ONE

Immaculate Translation

Sexual Fidelity, Textual Transmission, and the Virgin Birth

CHAPTER TWO

"The Beauty of Greece in the Tents of Shem"

Aquila between the Camps

 
CHAPTER THREE
False Friends

Conversion and Translation from Jerome to Luther

 
CHAPTER FOUR
A Translator Culture

CHAPTER FIVE

The Holocaust in Every Tongue

CHAPTER SIX

Translation and Assimilation

Singer in America

EPILOGUE

Endecktes Judenthum?

A Translator's Note

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226745060
Author:
Seidman, Naomi
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Christianity and other religions
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
Translating & Interpreting
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.
Subject:
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Christianity-Biblical Criticism
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Afterlives of the Bible
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Reference » Editing
Religion » Christianity » Biblical Reference » Criticism
Religion » Christianity » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Judaism » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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