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Manuscript Collection No. 810
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1944, Arnold S. Stiebel is a Vietnam veteran and a 1982 ordinate of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University, he continued his education at Memphis State University, Pepperdine University, and the Buber Institute for Conservative Judaism in Jerusalem. His rabbinic thesis, the notes of which are contained in this collection, is entitled The Marketing of Jesus: an analysis of propaganda techniques utilized by Christian Missionaries in their attempt to proselytize the American Jew. His doctoral dissertation was titled: Nachamu, Nachamu Ami, Comfort Ye, Comfort Ye My People – Counseling the bereaved and distraught after a loss.
Stiebel is a member of both the Central Conference of American Rabbis as well as the Rabbinical Assembly, and has served Jewish congregations in Houston, Texas, Mobile, Alabama, Reno, Nevada, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and Granada Hills, California. He currently does family and palliative counseling, and is proprietor of Mediation Matters, a company that mediates family conflict and divorces. His publications include two prayer books, Am Segula (Shabbat morning) and L’cha Dodi (erev Shabbat), as well as Endthoughts: On Names and Hanukkah (1995) and When Death is Near (1996). He and his wife Judy have two children, Dara Stiebel and Cary (Chaim) Stiebel.
--Adapted from http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Arnold-Stiebel (accessed November 8, 2011).
Collection of pamphlets, brochures, and proselytizing materials produced by various Christian groups designed to convert Jews to evangelical Christianity. Gathered in preparation for Stiebel’s 1982 rabbinic thesis submitted to Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, The Marketing of Jesus: An Analysis of Propaganda Techniques Utilized by Christian Missionaries in Their Attempt to Proselytize the American Jew.
This collection is arranged in a single series.
Terms of Access and Use
This collection is open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary Rights
Arnold S. Stiebel, by the act of donating the Arnold S. Stiebel Thesis Research Materials to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Arnold S. Stiebel and his heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of materials.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Arnold S. Stiebel Thesis Research Materials and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-810. Arnold S. Stiebel Thesis Research Materials. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Arnold S. Steibel Thesis Research Materials were received from Arnold S. Stiebel, Woodland Hills, California in May, 2005.
Processed by Kevin Proffitt, September 2011.
This collection was arranged and described according to minimal-processing standards. Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the American Jewish Archives's online catalog.
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Converts from Judaism
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity
Proselytes and proselyting