Apostasy and Jewish identity in high Middle Ages Northern Europe : 'are you still my brother?' (eBook, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Apostasy and Jewish identity in high Middle Ages Northern Europe : 'are you still my brother?'

Author: Simha Goldin; Jonathan Chipman
Publisher: Manchester, England : Manchester University Press, 2018. ©2014.
Series: Manchester Religious Studies
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The attitude of Jews living in the medieval Christian world to Jews who converted to Christianity or to Christians seeking to join the Jewish faith reflects the central traits that make up Jewish self-identification. The Jews saw themselves as a unique group chosen by God, who expected them to play a specific and unique role in the world. This study researches fully for the various aspects of the way European Jews  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simha Goldin; Jonathan Chipman
ISBN: 9781526129345 1526129345 9781781707852 1781707855 9781847799258 1847799256
OCLC Number: 1126663316
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 138 pages) : PDF file(s).
Contents: Preface --
Leading figures --
Abbreviations --
1. Early beginnings --
2. Forced conversion during the First Crusade --
3. Theological confrontation with Christianity's success --
4. Self-definition and halakhah --
5. Attitudes towards women --
6. Alternative perspectives: the literature of pietists (Ashkenazic hasidim) --
7. Converts to Judaism --
8. Conclusions: the change in mentality --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Manchester Religious Studies
Responsibility: Simha Goldin ; translated by Jonathan Chipman.

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The various aspects of the way the Jews regarded themselves is analysed -- .  Read more...

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