The Oberammergau Passion Play: A Lance against Civilization


People of Oberammergau have received highest praise for their fidelity through 350years. But Friedman asks questions that must be addressed: "Can the traditional text be reconciled with the Gospels? Does the play generate harmful, stereotypic images of Jews? Is the Passion truly a hymn of reconciliation' or is it, as Nietzsche said of Wagner's Meistersinger, a lance against civilization'?"

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Carbondale, IL
Publication year:
  • 1984


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