Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 1993

246 Pages

ISBN: 9781874774167

Bookseller Code (06)

Judaism on Trial

Jewish-Christian Disputations in the Middle Ages

edited by Hyam Maccoby and Hyam Maccoby

The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press

Hyam Maccoby's now classic study focuses on the major Jewish-Christian disputations of medieval Europe: those of Paris (1240), Barcelona (1263), and Tortosa (1413-14). It examines the content of these theological confrontations with a sense of present-day relevance, while also discussing the use made of scriptural proof-texts. Part I provides a general thematic consideration of the three disputations and their social and historical background. Part II is a complete translation of the account of the Barcelona Disputation written by Nahmanides, one of the greatest figures in the history of Jewish learning, and was Jewish spokesman at the disputation. Part III contains Jewish and Christian accounts of the Paris and Tortosa disputations. A new introduction reviews the relevant literature that has been published since the original edition appeared.


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