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Is Kant among the prophets? Hebrew prophecy and German historical thought, 1880-1920

(2021) CENTRAL EUROPEAN HISTORY. 54(1). p.34-60
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This article examines the interpretation of Hebrew prophecy by German Protestant scholars in the era of 1880-1920. It argues, first, that Old Testament interpreters valued the prophets since they presented God as the guiding force behind human history and, second, that these theologians cum philologians saw the prophetic conception of history as anticipating their own understanding of God in the world. The inquiry bases this argument on a reading of numerous exegetes, both leading lights and forgotten figures. Moreover, it traces this interpretative tendency across a range of sources, including specialist studies, theologicalmonthlies, political and literary journals, popular works, public speeches, and pedagogical literature. Rather than leave the prophets in the past, these exegetes also ushered them into the present, employing their historical teachings to shore up the Christian faith. In doing so, they identified Hebrew prophecy with German Protestantism and in contrast to Judaism.
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Intellectual history, historiography, German studies, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, history of theology

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Kurtz, Paul Michael. “Is Kant among the Prophets? Hebrew Prophecy and German Historical Thought, 1880-1920.” CENTRAL EUROPEAN HISTORY, vol. 54, no. 1, 2021, pp. 34–60, doi:10.1017/S0008938920000485.
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Kurtz, P. M. (2021). Is Kant among the prophets? Hebrew prophecy and German historical thought, 1880-1920. CENTRAL EUROPEAN HISTORY, 54(1), 34–60. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0008938920000485
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Kurtz, Paul Michael. 2021. “Is Kant among the Prophets? Hebrew Prophecy and German Historical Thought, 1880-1920.” CENTRAL EUROPEAN HISTORY 54 (1): 34–60. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0008938920000485.
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Kurtz, Paul Michael. 2021. “Is Kant among the Prophets? Hebrew Prophecy and German Historical Thought, 1880-1920.” CENTRAL EUROPEAN HISTORY 54 (1): 34–60. doi:10.1017/S0008938920000485.
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Kurtz PM. Is Kant among the prophets? Hebrew prophecy and German historical thought, 1880-1920. CENTRAL EUROPEAN HISTORY. 2021;54(1):34–60.
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P. M. Kurtz, “Is Kant among the prophets? Hebrew prophecy and German historical thought, 1880-1920,” CENTRAL EUROPEAN HISTORY, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 34–60, 2021.
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