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Author Petrus Alfonsi, 1062-1110?

Title Dialogue against the Jews / Petrus Alfonsi ; translated by Irven M. Resnick
Published Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (xxv, 290 pages) : illustrations
Series Fathers of the church. Mediaeval continuation ; v. 8
Fathers of the church. Mediaeval continuation ; v. 8
Contents CONTENTS -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Select Bibliography -- Introduction -- Dialogue Against the Jews -- Proemium and Prologue -- First Titulus -- Second Titulus -- Third Titulus -- Fourth Titulus -- Fifth Titulus -- Sixth Titulus -- Seventh Titulus -- Eighth Titulus -- Ninth Titulus -- Tenth Titulus -- Eleventh Titulus -- Twelfth Titulus -- indexes -- General Index -- Index of Biblical Citations -- Index of Talmudic Citations -- Index of Quranic Citations -- Diagram of Climata (British Library)
Diagram of Climata (Bodleian Library, Oxford)Diagram of Sun�s Orbit (Bodleian Library, Oxford) -- Tetragrammaton (St. John�s College, Cambridge)
Summary "Petrus Alfonsi's Dialogue Against the Jews (ca. 1109) breaks new ground in the history of Christian anti-Jewish polemics. As a recent convert from Judaism, Alfonsi introduced an intimate knowledge of Jewish literature and contemporary practice absent from earlier Christian sources. This knowledge enabled him to attack for the first time the Talmud (or, more broadly, post-biblical Jewish literature) as a source of Jewish error, with arguments drawn from philosophy and theology, astronomy, medicine, and physics. Equally important, Alfonsi's Dialogue contains an extensive anti-Muslim polemic to explain not only why he abandoned Judaism but also why he rejected Islam and chose the Christian faith." "Never before translated into English, this work presents to the reader perhaps the most important source for an intensifying medieval Christian-Jewish debate."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xi-xxv) and indexes
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Subject Judaism -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800
Apologetics -- Early works to 1800.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Apologetics.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
Genre/Form Controversial literature
Early works
Form Electronic book
Author Resnick, Irven M.
LC no. 2006004117
ISBN 9780813216409
Other Titles Dialogus contra Iudaeos. English
Dialog against the Jews