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Jewish Preaching in Times of War, 1800 - 2001$
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Marc Saperstein

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781906764401

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906764401.001.0001

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God Protects Our Fatherland

God Protects Our Fatherland

Preached on the day of Humiliation and Prayer, as appointed by Her Majesty in Council to be held for the troubles in India

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(p.125) Chapter Four God Protects Our Fatherland
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Jewish Preaching in Times of War, 1800 - 2001
Author(s):

David Woolf Marks

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906764401.003.0005

This chapter presents a sermon unusual for David Woolf Marks, as a response to a specific historical event. The background to this address was the outbreak of violence on the Indian subcontinent in May 1857, soon called the ‘Indian Mutiny’. The chapter compares the content of Marks' sermon to that of the Christian preachers of the day. Conversely, it shows how Marks emphasizes a theme that is understandably missing from the Christian preachers, who took it for granted: solidarity with Christian neighbours and the patriotism of the Jews of Britain. The other polemical thrust of the sermon is the reference to ‘whatever opinions we may entertain with respect to the causes which have produced this serious rebellion’. And throughout the text, there are passages that reveal the rhetorical power for which Marks was known.

Keywords:   Indian Mutiny, David Woolf Marks, London, patriotism, India

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