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Cohen, Jeremy 1953-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 202 publications in 4 languages and 7,382 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: DS145, 305.8924094
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Most widely held works by Jeremy Cohen
The friars and the Jews : the evolution of medieval anti-Judaism by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christ killers : the Jews and the Passion from the Bible to the big screen by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christians believe that Christ's death redeems and forgives. Yet the same blood shed on the cross has been used to stain Jews with lasting, incomparable guilt. The gospel narratives of the Passion cast the Jews as responsible, directly and indirectly, for the death of the Son of God. The stigma of 'Christ killer'--the notion that all Jews, at all times and in all places, share in the collective responsibility for the Crucifixion--has plagued Jews ever since and is the source of much Christian anti-Semitism. Jeremy Cohen traces the Christ-killer myth from ancient times to the present day, touching on the Gospels and their roots in Hebrew Scripture, Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, and much in between. The greatest of the church fathers, the Crusades, the notorious blood libels of the Middle Ages, the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, Christian mysticism, art, and popular piety, Passion plays, and modern film all have a place in this well-documented, richly illustrated volume. Cohen seeks neither to explain Jesus' death nor to pass judgment on anyone for it, but rather to understand how the identification of Jews as Christ killers has functioned as an edifying 'myth' for the Christian community. His insightful analysis reveals the deep spiritual truth believers find in this aspect of the Passion story while simultaneously uncovering the remarkably far-reaching impact it has exercised on the Western world. Cohen combines religious, historical, and political perspectives to understand how the Christ-killer myth has become a dominant factor in the way Christians and Jews perceive each other. While a great deal has been written about Christian anti-Semitism, its roots, and its horrific consequences, this is the first volume to provide an in-depth examination of the powerful story that has fueled the fires behind the hatred"--Publisher description
The Oxford handbook of Jewish studies( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume on Jewish studies presents surveys of today's interests and directions in the humanities and social sciences. It covers the main areas taught and researched as part of Jewish studies in universities throughout the world, especially in Europe, the US, and Israel
Be fertile and increase, fill the earth and master it : the ancient and medieval career of a Biblical text by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living letters of the law : ideas of the Jew in medieval Christianity by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Living Letters of the Law, Jeremy Cohen investigates the images of Jews and Judaism in the works of medieval Christian theologians from Augustine to Thomas Aquinas. He reveals how-and why-medieval Christianity fashioned a Jew on the basis of its reading of the Bible, and how this hermeneutically crafted Jew assumed distinctive character and power in Christian thought and culture. Augustine's doctrine of Jewish witness, which constructed the Jews so as to mandate their survival in a properly ordered Christian world, is the starting point for this illuminating study
Sanctifying the name of God : Jewish martyrs and Jewish memories of the First Crusade by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How are martyrs made, and how do the memories of martyrs express, nourish, and mold the ideals of the community? Sanctifying the Name of God wrestles with these questions against the background of the massacres of Jews in the Rhineland during the outbreak of the First Crusade. Marking the first extensive wave of anti-Jewish violence in medieval Christian Europe, these "Persecutions of 1096" exerted a profound influence on the course of European Jewish history. When the crusaders demanded that Jews choose between Christianity and death, many opted for baptism. Many others, however, chose to die as Jews rather than to live as Christians, and of these, many actually inflicted death upon themselves and their loved ones. Stories of their self-sacrifice ushered the Jewish ideal of martyrdom - kiddush ha-Shem, the sanctification of God's holy name - into a new phase, conditioning the collective memory and mind-set of Ashkenazic Jewry for centuries to come, during the Holocaust, and even today."--Jacket
Essential papers on Judaism and Christianity in conflict : from late antiquity to the Reformation( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking European Jewish history( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe has changed greatly in the last century. Political, social and ideological transformations have not only redrawn the map of the continent but have rewoven the fabric of its culture. These changes have nourished widespread reassessment in European historical research in terms of its presuppositions, its methodologies, its directions, its emphases, and its scope. The political boundaries between nations and states, along with the very concepts of 'nation' and 'boundary', have changed significantly, and the self-consciousness of ethnic minorities has likewise evolved in new directions. All these developments have affected how the Jews of Europe perceive themselves, and helped shape how historians view the Jewish past. This volume looks at the Jewish past in the spirit of this reassessment. Part I reconciders the basic parameters of the subject as well as some of its fundamental concepts suggesting new assumptions and perspectives from which to conduct future studies of European Jewish history. Topics covered here include periodization and the definition of geographical borders, antisemitism, gender and the history of Jewish women, and notions of assimilation. Part II is devoted to articulating the meaning of 'modernity' in the history of European Jewry and demarcating key stages in its crystallization. Contributors here reflect on the defining characteristics of a distinct early modern period in European Jewish history, the Reformation and the Jews, and the fundamental features of the Jewish experience in modern times. Parts III and IV present two scholarly conversations as case studies for the application of the critical and programmatic categories considered thus far: the complex web of relationships between Jews, Christians, and Jewish converts to Christianity (Conversos, New Christians, Marranos) in fifteenth-century Spain; and the impact of American Jewry on Jewish life in Europe in the twentieth century, at a time when the dominant trend was one of migration from Europe to the Americas. This timely volume suggests a new framework for the study of Jewish history and helps to contextualize it within the mainstream of historical scholarship
From witness to witchcraft : Jews and Judaism in Medieval Christian thought by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and German and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jewish contribution to civilization : reassessing an idea( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historian in exile : Solomon ibn Verga, Shevet Yehudah, and the Jewish-Christian encounter by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In A Historian in Exile, Jeremy Cohen shows how Solomon ibn Verga's Shevet Yehudah bridges the divide between the medieval and early modern periods, reflecting a contemporary consciousness that a new order had begun to replace the old
Mendicants, the medieval Church and the Jews : Dominican and Franciscan attitudes towards the Jews in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asupah le-Yosef : ḳovets meḥḳarim shai le-Yosef Haḳer = Studies in Jewish history presented to Joseph Hacker( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Hebrew and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Hebrew and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israeli Historians Look at the Jewish Past
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2 editions published in 2002 in Hebrew and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jews as the killers of Christ in the Latin tradition, from Augustine to the friars by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of Jewish studies( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman imperial policy toward the Jews : from Constantine until the end of the Palestinian Patriarchate (ca. 429) by Jeremy Cohen( )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lifestyle and energy consumption in Arava Valley kibbutzim by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Christ killers : the Jews and the Passion from the Bible to the big screen
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Christ killers : the Jews and the Passion from the Bible to the big screenThe Oxford handbook of Jewish studiesLiving letters of the law : ideas of the Jew in medieval ChristianitySanctifying the name of God : Jewish martyrs and Jewish memories of the First CrusadeEssential papers on Judaism and Christianity in conflict : from late antiquity to the ReformationRethinking European Jewish historyThe Jewish contribution to civilization : reassessing an idea