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Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation

Naomi Seidman


This book reads translation history through the lens of Jewish–Christian difference, which, conversely, it views as an effect of translation. Subjecting translation to a theological-political analysis, the author asks how the charged Jewish–Christian relationship—and more particularly the dependence of Christianity on the texts and translations of a rival religion—has haunted the theory and practice of translation in the West. Bringing together central issues in translation studies with episodes in Jewish–Christian history, the book considers a range of texts, from the Bible to Elie Wiesel's N ... More

Keywords: translation history, Jewish–Christian difference, Christianity, Bible, Elie Wiesel, Bible translations, Judaism, translators, censorship, Jewish texts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780226745053
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226745077.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Naomi Seidman, author