Oy Vey, Christian Soldiers

I am sharing a link to Maud Newton’s recent piece in the New York Times Magazine, not only because I am quoted in it, but because its subject matter is interesting – the move of Christian fundamentalism from anti-Judaism to something that at least looks rather different.

Before you ask, yes, I’m disappointed that she got the title of my book wrong, and put it in quotation marks rather than italics! But I think you’ll agree nevertheless that the piece’s topic and approach are very interesting and well worth reading.

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  • arcseconds

    Don’t newspapers have sub-editors and style guides any more?

    There’s a bit of a madonaa/whore thing going on here, isn’t there?

    Also, it seems a trifle unfair and slightly unreasonable to hold 21st-century Jews as personally responsible for an event that happened 2 millennia ago. Even if we buy the idea that some Jews caused the crucifixion, it could only involve a tiny proportion of Jews alive at the time.

  • Kathy

    She may have been using AP style, which uses quotes instead of italics for the names of books.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

      Thanks. Yes, Maud mentioned to me after I posted this that the quotation marks are NY Times official style. It seems strange that the AP style would depart from the norms that others follow on this in the English-speaking world, but I have seen publications from Belgian and Dutch publishers which did things differently, and so perhaps AP has a broader global context in mind.

  • http://wateringgoodseeds.tumblr.com/ Shira Coffee

    So… having failed to get rid of Jews by conversion, expulsion, discrimination and actual violence, the new tactic is to replace Jews with “new and improved! Jews 2.0!” Slick.