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Faithful Renderings : Jewish-christian Difference And the Politics of Translation (Hardcover)

Author: Seidman, Naomi

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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 Wiesel’ s "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.


Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Mfg Part# 9780226745053
SKU 202747107
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0226745058
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0333
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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