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Title New perspectives on Jewish-Christian relations : in honor of David Berger / edited by Elisheva Carlebach, Jacob J. Schacter.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 547 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series The Brill reference library of Judaism, 1571-5000 ; v. 33
Brill reference library of Judaism ; v. 33.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Elisheva Carlebach and Jacob J. Schacter -- Christian Triumphalism and Anti-Jewish Violence. On the authenticity of the Testimonium Flavianum attributed to Josephus / Louis H. Feldman -- The Menorah and the Cross: historiographical reflections on a recent discovery from Laodicea on the Lycus / Steven Fine -- Judaizing the Passion: the case of the crown of thorns in the Middle Ages / William Chester Jordan -- "Unless the Lord watches over the city ... ": Joan of Aragon and his Jews, June-October 1391 / Benjamin R. Gampel -- Christian Mission and Jewish Converstion. Genesis 49:10 in thirteenth-century Christian missionizing / Robert Chazan -- The different Hebrew versions of the "Talmud Trial" of 1240 in Paris / Judah Galinsky -- An infant's missionary sermon addressed to the Jews of Rome in 1553 / Robert Bonfil -- Rabbi Jonathan Eibeschuetz and the alleged Jewish-Christian sect in eighteenth-century Amsterdam / Sid Z. Leiman -- The Imprint of Christian Society on Internal Jewish Cultural Patterns. Seeking signs? Jews, Christians, and proof by fire in medieval Germany and Northern France / Elisheva Baumgarten -- A medieval Judeo-Spanish poem on the complementarity of faith and works and its intellectual roots / Bernard Septimus -- "Because our wives trade and do business with our goods": gender, work, and Jewish-Christian relations / Debra Kaplan -- Jewish Evaluations of Christianity. Meiri and the non-Jew: a comparative investigation / Yaakov Elman -- Changing attitudes toward apostates in Tosafist literature, late twelfth-early thirteenth centuries / Ephraim Kanarfogel -- The Portuguese Jews of Amsterdam and the status of Christians / Miriam Bodian -- Rabbi Jacob Emden, Sabbatianism, and Frankism: attitudes toward Christianity in the eighteenth century / Jacob J. Schacter -- Jewish Polemical Strategies in Light of Christianity and Islam. Rashi's position on prophecy among the nations and the Jewish-Christian polemic / Avraham Grossman -- Isaiah's suffering servant and the Jews: from the nineteenth century to the ninth / Elliott Horowitz -- Peshat or polemics: the case of Genesis 36 / Martin I. Lockshin -- Maimonides' attitude toward Christian biblical hermeneutics in light of earlier Jewish sources / Mordechai Z. Cohen -- Karaism and Christianity: an evolving relationship / Daniel J. Lasker -- Contemporary Jewish-Christian Relations. Morality, liberalism, and interfaith dialogue / David Shatz -- The Jewish people and their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible, by the Pontifical Biblical Commission (Rome, 2001) / Michael Wyschogrod.
Summary "The delicate balance between toleration and repulsion of the Jews, a tiny minority living within the Christian world, stands at the center of studies of religion and society. The development of this difficult relationship on many levels, theological, institutional, and individual, is a matter of continuing relevance in religious history from ancient to contemporary contexts. This volume, written by the leading scholars of Jewish-Christian engagement, seeks to revisit the question in light of new sources and re-reading of older sources. The old view of two implacable enemies battling for their version of truth, of Jews living as insular pariahs within a hostile world, the tale of persecution by the mighty of the weak, has given way to a much more nuanced understanding of areas of congruence, of cultural, economic, and social interchange. The volume examines changes in the Christian posture toward the Jews occurring in a time and place of tremendous cultural and religious creativity in Western European society. It seeks to understand how Jews integrated elements of Christian culture into their own. The volume spans some of the key turning points in the Jewish-Christian relationship and re-examines critical texts, religious disputations, and cultural interactions."--Back cover.
Language English.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.
Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Carlebach, Elisheva.
Schacter, Jacob J.
Berger, David, 1943-
Other Form: Print version: New perspectives on Jewish-Christian relations. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012 (DLC) 2011039146
ISBN 9789004221185 (electronic bk.)
9004221182 (electronic bk.)
9004221174
9789004221178
9789004221178 (hardback alk. paper)
1283356880
9781283356886
9786613356888
6613356883
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004221185