A Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations by Edward Kessler, Neil Wenborn

By Edward Kessler, Neil Wenborn

This reference is a pioneering paintings which explores and defines the numerous elements which characterise the ancient and ongoing dating among the 2 traditions. From Aaron to Zionism, the editors have introduced jointly over seven-hundred entries--including occasions, associations, routine, humans, locations and publications--contributed by means of greater than a hundred the world over well known students. The Dictionary, compiled below the auspices of the Cambridge-based Centre for the examine of Jewish-Christian kinfolk, bargains a spotlight for the research and knowing of Jewish-Christian kin across the world, either inside of and among Judaism and Christianity.

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1907) and William Horbury (b. 1942). They have argued that the Jewish community was too large and significant to avoid, that there is in fact more evidence than some would allow for contact between Christians and Jews, that the Adversus Judaeos literature is not without variety, and that on occasion it betrays genuine knowledge of the Jewish community and its practices. While admitting that some anti-Jewish statements appear in settings of a strictly parenetic kind and so may be said to assume no Jewish opponent, the fact that there is literature Adversus Judaeos should be taken seriously.

Scholarly discussion of this literature has made much of the related questions of its purpose and audience. To some scholars, notably Harnack, R. Ruether (b. 1936), D. Rokeah (b. 1930) and to a slightly lesser extent H. Schreckenberg (b. 1933), the literature is quite unconcerned with its ostensible aim, the conversion of Jews, and gives voice much more clearly to internal Christian needs, many of which were taken up with proving the biblical basis of Christianity. In asserting that Christianity was the fulfilment of promises in the Hebrew 13–14; Tertullian, Adv.

See also typology A N D R E W LO U T H Alonso de Espina (d. 1469) Franciscan writer and preacher. Alonso de Espina wrote his Fortalitium Fidei around 1460 after spending time as an itinerant preacher. Espina is also known for his activity as a proponent of the Spanish Inquisition, which was set up for the eradication of heresy, especially heresies associated with Jewish converts (Conversos or Marranos). Until recently, the supposition has been that Alonso was a Converso, based primarily on elements of Hebrew found in the Fortalitium Fidei, but this claim has been found to be false, based primarily on internal evidence gathered from this same text.

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