Spreading The Cream Cheese Gospel

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Programme Catalogue - Details: Spreading The Cream Cheese Gospel19900507

Producer: G.

HUSH

Description

SBH:Spreading the Cream Cheese Gospel.

William Scanlan MURPHY tells the story of Joseph Weissenberg's Christian cult in 1930's Germany which relied heavily on the efficacy of cream cheese

PRE:Use of cream cheese ordered to cure all illnesses - but it clearly did not do so.

Uniforms, trances & hearing of voices also featured but otherwise doctrine was vague.

Deaths of followers was attributed to lack of faith & people tried to resurrect loved ones by covering dead body with cream cheese.

One widow, on Weissenberg's instructions, cut off her own (cheese-covered) arm.

Court case brought against Weissenberg after child became blind after cheese treatment, but appeal court quashed conviction.

He died in 1932 - cream cheese did not revive him.

TXN/TDT:R4 07-May-1990 CON:MURPHY William Scanlan (spkr)

Broadcast history

07 May 1990 21:00-21:15 (RADIO 4)

13 Nov 1990 20:30-20:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

William Murphy (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 201485.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Spreading The Cream Cheese Gospel19901113

First broadcast on 1990-05-07

Producer: G.

HUSH

Description

SBH:Spreading the Cream Cheese Gospel.

William Scanlan MURPHY tells the story of Joseph Weissenberg's Christian cult in 1930's Germany which relied heavily on the efficacy of cream cheese

PRE:Use of cream cheese ordered to cure all illnesses - but it clearly did not do so.

Uniforms, trances & hearing of voices also featured but otherwise doctrine was vague.

Deaths of followers was attributed to lack of faith & people tried to resurrect loved ones by covering dead body with cream cheese.

One widow, on Weissenberg's instructions, cut off her own (cheese-covered) arm.

Court case brought against Weissenberg after child became blind after cheese treatment, but appeal court quashed conviction.

He died in 1932 - cream cheese did not revive him.

TXN/TDT:R4 07-May-1990 CON:MURPHY William Scanlan (spkr)

Broadcast history

07 May 1990 21:00-21:15 (RADIO 4)

13 Nov 1990 20:30-20:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

William Murphy (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 201485.