Universität Wien FIND

060026 SE Bible and Antisemitism - Antisemitic Readings of the Bible from the Beginnings until Today (2021W)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 06.10. 17:00 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 13.10. 17:00 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 20.10. 17:00 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 27.10. 17:00 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 03.11. 17:00 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 10.11. 17:00 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 17.11. 17:00 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 01.12. 17:00 - 20:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Antisemitic interpretations of the Jewish scriptures occur already inside the New Testament. Such ancient antisemitic readings of the Bible initiated a negative reception history that continues until today and expresses itself in texts and images. It is widespread in all parts of modern societies and permeates not only the fringes of radical right-wing movements and fundamentalist Christianity but found and finds wide acceptance in the general public. This course will study select examples of antisemitic readings of the Bible in texts and images. The results of our work will be made available in form of an online exhibition. This class will be jointly held with Russell E. Fuller from the University of San Diego in California. Students of Vienna University will work in teams with students of the University of San Diego.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written and oral presentation of a research project

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular participation, and writing of a research project that is presended both orally and in writing.
Students that argue in favor or antisemitic ideas will fail this class.

Examination topics

Students should demonstrate the ability to analyze antisemitic texts and images in the context of the (ideological) history of antisemitism

Reading list

A detailed bibliography will be provided as part of a syllabus

Association in the course directory

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