Fashioning Jewish Identity in Medieval Western Christendom

Fashioning Jewish Identity in Medieval Western Christendom

by Robert Chazan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521100564
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/29/2009
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Robert Chazan is Scheuer Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Short titles for frequently cited texts; Introduction; Part I. Backdrop: 1. Jesus and the Jews: the gospel accounts; 2. Post-Gospel Christian argumentation: continuities and expansions; 3. Pre-twelfth-century Jewish argumentation; Part II. Data and Foundations: 4. The Jewish polemicists of southern France and northern Spain; 5. Scriptural and alternative lines of argumentation; Part III. Jesus as Messiah: 6. Biblical prophecy: messianic advent; 7. Biblical prophecy: the Messiah reviled and vindicated; Part IV. Rejection of the Messiah and Rejection of the Jews: 8. Biblical prophecy and empirical observation: displacement of the Jews; 9. Biblical prophecy: redemption of the Jews; 10. Biblical prophecy and empirical observation: Christian failures; Part V. The Messiah Human and Divine: 11. Biblical prophecy: the Messiah human and divine; 12. Human reason: the Messiah human and divine; Part VI. Jewish Polemicists on the Attack: 13. Christian Scripture and Jesus; 14. Comparative behaviors: Jewish achievement and Christian shortcoming; Part VII. Underlying Issues: 15. Techniques of persuasion; 16. Fashioning identities: other and self; Bibliography; Index of subjects and proper names; Scripture index.

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