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Mission to the Jews
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The tradition of the Protestant mission to the Jews, which originated in the 17th century, was closely connected with pietist thinking on salvation history. From its beginnings, this tradition was characterized by the tension between interest in Jewish history and literature, rejection of Judaism’s religious right to exist, and the goal of con…

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Wiese, Christian, “Mission to the Jews”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0370>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312



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