Prometheus and the Pentateuch: Feuerbach, Marx and the Genesis of Secular Anti-Semitism.

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
loading   Processing Request
  • Author(s): Leonard, Miriam
  • Source:
    Thesis Eleven. Aug2010, Vol. 102 Issue 1, p57-75. 19p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Christianity
      Feuerbach
      Hellenism
      Judaism
      Marx
    • Abstract:
      This article explores the role of the antithesis between Athens and Jerusalem in the work of Karl Marx. Starting from an exploration of Ludwig Feuerbach's Essence of Christianity, the essay attempts to situate Marx's 'On the Jewish Question' within a longer history of philosophical writings about Judaism. It argues that, like previous writers, Marx depicts the Hellenic world as an implicit Other to Jewish modernity. Marx's writings about Greece are heir both to the tradition of German philhellenism reaching back to Schiller and to the insights into antiquity arising from the development of historical scholarship. While Marx's writings have been instrumental in moving away from the Christian worldview, he has also played a contested and ambivalent role in the development of modern anti-Semitism. By exploring the representation of Greeks and Jews in Marx and Feuerbach, this article will trace how the conflict between Athens and Jerusalem played a crucial role in the shift from Christian anti-Judaism to secular anti-Semitism. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
    • Abstract:
      Copyright of Thesis Eleven is the property of Sage Publications, Ltd. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
    • ISSN:
      0725-5136
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0725513610371044
    • Accession Number:
      53498093
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LEONARD, M. Prometheus and the Pentateuch: Feuerbach, Marx and the Genesis of Secular Anti-Semitism. Thesis Eleven, [s. l.], v. 102, n. 1, p. 57–75, 2010. DOI 10.1177/0725513610371044. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=53498093. Acesso em: 4 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Leonard M. Prometheus and the Pentateuch: Feuerbach, Marx and the Genesis of Secular Anti-Semitism. Thesis Eleven. 2010;102(1):57-75. doi:10.1177/0725513610371044
    • APA:
      Leonard, M. (2010). Prometheus and the Pentateuch: Feuerbach, Marx and the Genesis of Secular Anti-Semitism. Thesis Eleven, 102(1), 57–75. https://doi.org/10.1177/0725513610371044
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Leonard, Miriam. 2010. “Prometheus and the Pentateuch: Feuerbach, Marx and the Genesis of Secular Anti-Semitism.” Thesis Eleven 102 (1): 57–75. doi:10.1177/0725513610371044.
    • Harvard:
      Leonard, M. (2010) ‘Prometheus and the Pentateuch: Feuerbach, Marx and the Genesis of Secular Anti-Semitism’, Thesis Eleven, 102(1), pp. 57–75. doi: 10.1177/0725513610371044.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Leonard, M 2010, ‘Prometheus and the Pentateuch: Feuerbach, Marx and the Genesis of Secular Anti-Semitism’, Thesis Eleven, vol. 102, no. 1, pp. 57–75, viewed 4 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Leonard, Miriam. “Prometheus and the Pentateuch: Feuerbach, Marx and the Genesis of Secular Anti-Semitism.” Thesis Eleven, vol. 102, no. 1, Aug. 2010, pp. 57–75. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0725513610371044.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Leonard, Miriam. “Prometheus and the Pentateuch: Feuerbach, Marx and the Genesis of Secular Anti-Semitism.” Thesis Eleven 102, no. 1 (August 2010): 57–75. doi:10.1177/0725513610371044.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Leonard M. Prometheus and the Pentateuch: Feuerbach, Marx and the Genesis of Secular Anti-Semitism. Thesis Eleven [Internet]. 2010 Aug [cited 2020 Dec 4];102(1):57–75. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=53498093