The Jewish-Christian Encounter in Medieval Preaching

1st Edition

Jonathan Adams, Jussi Hanska

Published October 28, 2014
Reference - 334 Pages - 19 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138801288 - CAT# Y169978
Series: Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

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This book explores the complexity of preaching as a phenomenon in the medieval Jewish-Christian encounter. This was not only an "encounter" as physical meeting or confrontation (such as the forced attendance of Jews at Christian sermons that took place across Europe), but also an "imaginary" or theological encounter in which Jews remained a figure from a distant constructed time and place who served only to underline and verify Christian teachings. Contributors also explore the Jewish response to Christian anti-Jewish preaching in their own preaching and religious instruction.

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