Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2008.
vii, 269 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Introduction Materials used in this study The life of Nikolaj Velimirović and his changing public image, 1945-2003 Denigration and marginalization : Velimirović's status in post-war Yugoslavia Apotheosis and widespread admiration : Velimirović's status today Collective remembering and collective forgetting : memory of Nikolaj Velimirović and the repression of controversy The discursive dynamic of social forgetting : repression as replacement Velimirović in Dachau : "martyrdom" as a replacement myth The martyrdom myth in context : the narrative of Velimirović's suffering and the rise Serbian nationalism Remembering in order to forget : the martyrdom myth and repression The dynamic of everyday forgetting : continuity and the "routinization" of repression From repression to denial : responses of the Serbian Orthodox Church to accusations of antisemitism Discourse, moral accountability, and the denial of prejudice "Serbs have never hated the Jews" : literal denial of antisemitism "Parrots," "idiots," and "the mummies of reason" : denial and offensive rhetoric Comparing Serbs and Croats and the rhetoric of "competitive martyrdom" : comparative denial of antisemitism National self-glorification in a historical context Denial of antisemitism and the distancing from "extremism" "We are not antisemites, but " : denial and the rhetoric of disclaimers "He was merely quoting the Bible!" : denial of Velimirović's antisemitism Rising above the criticisms : refusal to engage in controversy as a form of denial "Tiny mosquitoes" and the mighty "eagle" : who has the right to remember Nikolaj Velimirović? The letter from "a Jewish woman" : Bishop Nikolaj as the savior of Jews The two kinds of antisemitism : the rhetoric of interpretative denial Repeating the word of God : authority of the Gospels and the reification of antisemitic discourse "Then we are all antisemites!" : "anti-Judaism" and Orthodox Christian identity Questionable boundaries between anti-Judaism and antisemitism Deicidal justification of Jewish suffering : the Holocaust as divine retribution Antisemitism as prophecy : social construction of Velimirović's sanctity The first stage of the campaign for canonization : the making of a religious "cult" Canonization in the Orthodox Church and the need for divine confirmation of sanctity Finding the "right" miracle : incorruptibility of remains and miraculous icons The bishop who came "face to face with the living God" : Velimirović and the miracle of epiphany Velimirović as a "prophet" : the construction of the "Serbian Jeremiah".
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -259) and index.