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Qwallath

Hi, I'm Oscar, a historical linguist from the Netherlands who also likes to write about music, games, and history. Check out my longer blog posts and other writings on Sub Specie.

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Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
Mary Douglas
Signs: an Introduction to Semiotics
Thomas A. Sebeok, Marcel Danesi
Language and Space
Lynn Nadel, Mary A. Peterson, Paul Bloom

Jodendom, Christendom, Germanendom (Paperback)

Jodendom, Christendom, Germanendom (Paperback) - Cardinal Faulhaber An example of the cowardly stance of a Catholic priest towards anti-Semitism in pre-war Germany (the sermons are from 1933). Essentially, the cardinal argues the Germans should definitely not forget the Old Testament, and what it means for Christianity. Also, on several points, the concept of the 'Germanic spirit' was not wholly irreconcilable with Christian thought.

On the matter of anti-Semitism, though, he is painfully silent. His conclusion (my translation): "The scorning of the contemporary Jews must not be extended to the holy books of pre-Christian Judaism." And that's it...