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Letter on the conversion of the Jews

Author: Severus, Bishop of Minorca; Scott Bradbury
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: Oxford early Christian texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides an edited text, introduction, and the first English translation of a central document in the history of religious coercion in late antiquity: Severus of Minorca's Letter on the Conversion of the Jews. The Letter describes the forced conversion of the Jews of Minorca to Christianity in AD 418, allegedly under the influence of St. Stephen's relics. Although ostensibly a hagiographical work, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondence Early works to 1800
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Severus, Bishop of Minorca; Severus, Bishop; Severus, Bishop of Minorca
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Severus, Bishop of Minorca; Scott Bradbury
ISBN: 0198267649 9780198267645
OCLC Number: 34282340
Language Note: English and Latin.
Description: x, 144 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Preface --
II. Date and Contents of the Epistula Severi --
III. Authenticity of the Epistula Severi --
IV. St. Stephen, the Discovery of his Relics, and the Voyage to Minorca --
V. Jews and Christians on Minorca --
VI. The Millennium and the Conversion of the Jews --
VII. Severus and Consentius on the Coercion of Jews and Heretics --
VIII. Conversion and its Aftermath --
IX. The Text and Editions of the Epistula Severi --
Epistula Severi: Text and Translation.
Series Title: Oxford early Christian texts.
Responsibility: Severus of Minorca ; edited and translated by Scott Bradbury.
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