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Isaac Orobio : the Jewish argument with dogma and doubt.

Author: Carsten Wilke
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2018]. ©2018
Series: Studies and texts in scepticism, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In philosophical works that circulated as clandestine manuscripts, the Amsterdam physician and polemicist Isaac Orobio de Castro (1617-1687) defended Judaism intermittently against Christianity and Spinoza's critque of religion. His two-front battle recruited rationalism, scepticism, and rabbinic traditon in complex ways. Six historians have newly explored Orobio's context, literary ethos, and reception at the 400th  Read more...
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Named Person: Isaac Orobio de Castro; Isaac Orobio de Castro
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carsten Wilke
ISBN: 3110575612 9783110575613
OCLC Number: 1023528538
Contents: Introduction: Isaac Orobio, the Sceptic Dogmatiser / Carsten Wilke --
"From Christianity to Judaism" Revisited: Some Critical Remarks More than Thirty Years after its Publication / Yosef Kaplan --
Orobio Contra Prado: A Trans-European Controversy / Natalia Muchnik --
Cladestine Classics: Isaaco Orobio and the Polemical Genre among the Dutch Sephardim / Carsten Wilke --
Isaaco Orobio de Castro a Writer: The Importance of Literary Style in the "Divine Warnings against the Vain Idolatry of the Gentiles" / Harm de Boer --
From Apologetics to Polemics: Isaac Orobio's Defences of Judaism and their Uses in the French Enlightenment / Adam Sutcliffe --
Reading Orobio in Nineteenth-Century England: The Missionary Alexander McCaul's "Israel Avenged" / David B. Ruderman
Series Title: Studies and texts in scepticism, 2.

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In philosophical works that circulated as clandestine manuscripts, the Amsterdam physician and polemicist Isaac Orobio de Castro (1617-1687) defended Judaism intermittently against Christianity and  Read more...

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