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Fashioning Jewish Identity in Medieval Western Christendom : Robert Chazan : 9780521100564

fashioning jewish identity in medieval western christendom chazan robert

At the very deepest level, these Jewish authors sketched out for their fellow Jews a comparative portrait of Christian and Jewish societies - the former powerful but irrational and morally debased, the latter the weak but reasonable and morally elevated - urging that the obvious and sensible choice was Judaism. Records of traumatic events in the Jewish past provide the historian a rare glimpse at how community leaders interpreted and understood the historical conditions of diasporic Jews as well as their own immediate communities. Rejection of the Messiah and Rejection of the Jews: 8. Indeed, western Christendom was entering a phase of intense missionising activity, some of which was directed at the long-term Jewish residents of Europe and the Jewish newcomers. Chazan's exploration of the conceptual disagreements underlying what have often been perceived as sterile scriptural ebates is particularly helpful, and he successfully retrieves this type of exegetical argumentation as a meaningful locus of discussion. Christian Scripture and Jesus; 14. They fully acknowledged that popes had always played and would continue to play an important role in safeguarding their well-being and determining their future.

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fashioning jewish identity in medieval western christendom chazan robert

At the very deepest level, these Jewish authors sketched out for their fellow Jews a comparative portrait of Christian and Jewish societies. Biblical prophecy and empirical observation: displacement of the Jews; 9. The E-mail message field is required. Because the thirteenth-century author of this brief narrative suggested a typological link between the events in Narbonne and the story of Purim, the dominant modern interpretation has viewed this account as evidence of a very early Second Purim commemoration. Book is in Used-Good condition. From United Kingdom to U. Chazan's exploration of the conceptual disagreements underlying what have often been perceived as sterile scriptural ebates is particularly helpful, and he successfully retrieves this type of exegetical argumentation as a meaningful locus of discussion.

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Robert Chazan

fashioning jewish identity in medieval western christendom chazan robert

This 2003 study examines the techniques of persuasion adopted by the Jewish polemicists in order to reassure their Jewish readers of the truth of Judaism and the error of Christianity. A little creasing to some inner pages. In 1236 a violent altercation between a Jewish traveler and a local Christian precipitated a mass uprising against the city's Jewish community. Biblical prophecy: the Messiah human and divine; 12. The Jewish polemicists of southern France and northern Spain; 5.

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Fashioning Jewish Identity in Medieval Western Christendom, Robert Chazan

fashioning jewish identity in medieval western christendom chazan robert

Post-Gospel Christian argumentation: continuities and expansions; 3. The Messiah Human and Divine: 11. Fashioning identities: other and self; Bibliography; Index of subjects and proper names; Scripture index. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. However there is little evidence to support this claim. Jewish ideas about both individual popes and the medieval papacy as an institution are therefore nuanced and complex; they deserve rigorous and wide-ranging investigation and it is hoped that this article will contribute to their better understanding.

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fashioning jewish identity in medieval western christendom chazan robert

The Messiah Human and Divine: 11. Jewish Polemicists on the Attack: 13. The Jewish polemicists of southern France and northern Spain; 5. This analysis suggests that the Jewish polemicists ultimately attempted to offer their followers a significantly contrasting portrait of Christian and Jewish society: the former as powerful but irrational and morally debased; the latter as weak, but profoundly rational and morally elevated. From United Kingdom to U.

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fashioning jewish identity in medieval western christendom chazan robert

Rejection of the Messiah and Rejection of the Jews: 8. Biblical prophecy: the Messiah human and divine; 12. May include supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Biblical prophecy and empirical observation: displacement of the Jews; 9. About this Item: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

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Fashioning Jewish Identity in Medieval Western Christendom

fashioning jewish identity in medieval western christendom chazan robert

The content of this work is somewhat one-sided. About the Author Robert Chazan is Scheuer Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University. Pages and cover are clean and intact. However, Chazan is not interested in Jewish parodies of Christian beliefs. Instead, he turns his focus on serious Jewish counter-claims against the Christian faith, and discusses doctrinal differences in arcane levels of detail. Rapid intervention by the local viscount, Don Aymeric, restored peace to the Jewish quarter, averting loss of life or valuable property.

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Fashioning Jewish Identity in Medieval Western Christendom, Robert Chazan

fashioning jewish identity in medieval western christendom chazan robert

The vitality that attracted them also presented a challenge: Christianity - from early in its history - had proclaimed itself heir to a failed Jewish community and thus the vitality of western Christendom was both appealing and threatening to the Jewish immigrants. Yet although contemporary and later writers often valued papal protection more highly than that of monarchs, emperors or clergy, they also knew that it had its carefully circumscribed limits. Biblical prophecy: redemption of the Jews; 10. Topics: Jesus and the Jews in Gospel accounts and post-Gospel Christian argumentation; Jewish polemicists; Jesus as Messiah; Biblical prophecy and empirical observations; etc. Jesus and the Jews: the gospel accounts; 2. About this Item: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U. About this Item: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

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