Title

The Reverend Joseph Wolf: Between Judaism and Christianity in Europe and the Levant

Date

5-30-2013 12:05 PM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 103

Department

History

Session Chair

Max G. Geier

Session Title

History M.A. Program: Graduate Research Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Patricia Goldsworthy-Bishop

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This paper looks at the ways in which the Reverend Joseph Wolf, a converted German-Jew, used his travelogue and travels to serve as an intermediary between the Christian and Jewish communities, and how his perspective as a Jew often turned stereotypes about Christians and Jews on their heads. Like many other Jews of his time, Wolf used his conversion to Christianity as a way to engage with the larger European culture. Unlike them, however, his sincerity of conversion, and his international missionary travels were unique, allowing him to move between often very disparate groups of people.

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The Reverend Joseph Wolf: Between Judaism and Christianity in Europe and the Levant

Natural Sciences (NS) 103

This paper looks at the ways in which the Reverend Joseph Wolf, a converted German-Jew, used his travelogue and travels to serve as an intermediary between the Christian and Jewish communities, and how his perspective as a Jew often turned stereotypes about Christians and Jews on their heads. Like many other Jews of his time, Wolf used his conversion to Christianity as a way to engage with the larger European culture. Unlike them, however, his sincerity of conversion, and his international missionary travels were unique, allowing him to move between often very disparate groups of people.