Today is not only Cinco de Mayo, but it's also the 200th anniversary of Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard's birth. To celebrate, we're giving away a free copy of Richard McCombs's The Paradoxical Rationality of Søren Kierkegaard! In his new book, McCombs presents Kierkegaard as an author who deliberately pretended to be irrational in many of his pseudonymous writings in order to provoke his readers to discover the hidden and paradoxical rationality of faith.
If you'd like to win a copy of this fresh reading of Kierkegaard, send an email to email@example.com with your name and mailing address. Entries will be accepted through 5/10/13 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Winners will be notified by email.
"Probst provides us with a detailed exegesis of each of his sources, which taken together thoughtfully challenge the supposed discontinuity between premodern anti-Judaism and modern antisemitism." —H-Judaic
"Christopher Probst has written an insightful analysis of the ways in which Protestant reformer Martin Luther’s anti-Jewish writings were used by German Protestants during the Third Reich." —Contemporary Church History Quarterly
"I heartily recommend this engrossing read for all scholars interested in contemporary issues of art and religion but especially for those interested in postcolonial studies, globalization, media theory, and of course, heritage." —Religious Studies Review
"All of these stories represent a talented tightrope walk between genres and a gentle lesson in craftsmanship for aspiring storytellers.An imaginatively sculpted collection of absurdist concepts applied liberally to the equally preposterous notion of growing up."
"In this indispensable study of Protestant pastors, theologians and church officials in Hitler’s Third Reich, Christopher Probst writes that Luther’s anti-Semitic and anti-Judaic writings influenced the response of many Protestant clergy to Nazi anti-Semitic legislation. Demonizing the Jews is Probst’s attempt to fill a historical lacuna as he describes how Protestant churchmen used Luther’s writings to justify the Nuremberg Laws and Kristallnacht, among other Nazi measures against the Jews. —Hadassah Magazine