Jezus za kaemem. Glossa z pogranicza literatury, teologii i historii sztuki

Jan Zieliński

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21697/cl.2013.1.03

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Machine Gun Jesus. A gloss between literature, theology and art history

 

In order to explain a mysterious sentence in an article by Jerzy Stempowski on Józef Wittlin’s novel (published in the present issue of “CL”) about a sermon on Jesus at a German machine gun, the author makes a survey of several sermons delivered and published in protestant Switzerland during the First World War (including one by the future famous theologian Karl Barth). Another possible source for this phrase by Stempowski is an article published in 1930 in “Berliner Tageblatt” during a lawsuit for blasphemy against the painter George Grosz, the author of a drawing representing Jesus on the Cross with a gas mask. The gloss ends with some remarks on the later use of the terms “Machine Gun Jesus” or “God’s Machine Gun” (Johannes Leppich, Billy Graham, Ryszard Kapuściński, Sam Childers).


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Bibliografia


Karl Barth, Vorträge und kleinere Arbeiten 1914–1921 [=Gesamtausgabe. Abteilung 3], Band III, in Verbindung mit Friedrich–Wilhelm Marquardt hrsg. von Hans-Anton Drewes, Zürich 2012, s. 262.

Deklaracja z Barmen, pkt 4, przeł. Dariusz Bruncz, „Magazyn Teologiczny Semper Reformanda”, 2004.

Jesus am Maschinengewehr, „Berliner Tageblatt”, nr 368 z 7 VIII 1930, cyt. za przedrukiem w antologii: Hintergrund. Mit den Unzüchtigkeits- und Gotteslästerungsparagraphen des Strafgesetzbuches gegen Kunst und Künstler 1900–1933, Heraugegeben und kommentiert von Wolfgang Hütt, Berlin 1990, s. 242.

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