Adversus Judaeos: A Bird's-eye View of Christian Apologiae Until the Renaissance (Cambridge Library Collection - Religion)
By: A. Lukyn Williams (author)Paperback
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A. Lukyn Williams (1853-1943) presents here a wide range of examples of Christian apologetic writings about Judaism. Taking material from the earliest years of the Christian Church until the Renaissance, the book investigates sources with Syriac, Greek, Spanish, and Latin origins. It includes observations on lost or possible books such as the first 'Book of Testimonies' posited by J. Rendel Harris (with whom Williams did not fully agree) which pre-dated the Biblical Gospels; incomplete early treatises; and scriptural extracts. Concerned more with historical detail than with exegesis, Williams' study provides extensive scholarly commentaries on all the texts included and covers possible dates of origin, sources, intended audience, and biographical information about the authors. First published in 1935 with the aim of offering source material in an area often neglected by scholars, the book remains a useful resource for students and scholars of Christian-Jewish relations.
Preface; Introduction; Book I. The Anti-Nicene Fathers: 1. The earliest Books of Testimonies; 2. The Epistle of Barnabas; 3. The Dialogue of Jason and Papiscus; 4. Justin Martyr: The Dialogue with Trypho; 5. Tertullian: In Answer to the Jews; 6. Hippolytus: A Demonstration against the Jews; 7. Cyprian: Ad Quirinum (Liber Testimoniorum); 8. The Dialogue of Timothy and Aquila; 9. Celsus and Origen; Book II. The Syriac Writers: 10. Aphrahat: Homilies; 11. Pseudo-Ephraim, etc.; 12. Dionysius Bar Salibi: Commentaries; Against the Jews; Book III. Greek Writers, AD 325-1455; 13. The Dialogue of Athanasius and Zacchaeus; 14. Pseudo-Gregory of Nyssa: Selected Testimonies from the Old Testament against the Jews; 15. Chrysostom: Homilies against the Jews; 16. The Discussion of Archbishop Gregentius with the Jew Herban; 17. The Teaching of Jacob (Sargis d'Aberga); 18. Some monkish theses of the Nearer East in the seventh to the eleventh centuries; 19. Andronicus of Constantinople: A Dialogue against the Jews; 20. Gennadius: A Refutation of the Error of the Jews; Book IV. Spanish Writers; 21. Early Spain to the Mohammedan Conquest; 22. Alvaro and Bodo; 23. The Letter of R. Samuel; 24. Peter Alphonsi and his Dialogue; 25. Raymond de Penaforte, Paulus Christiani and Raymund Martini; 26. Raymund Lull; 27. Abner of Burgos (= Alphonso of Valladolid); 28. Geronimo de Santa Fe and his so-called 'Hebraeomastix'; 29. Paul of Burgos: Scrutinium Scripturarum; 30. Alphonso de Spina: Fortalitium Fidei; Book V. Latin Writers, c. AD 384-1349: 31. The Discussions of Zacchaeus the Christian and Apollonius the Philosopher; 32. Evagrius: The Discussion concerning the Law between Simon a Jew and Theophilus a Christian; 33. An Arian Treatise against the Jews, by Maximinus the Arian Bishop of Hippo; 34. Augustine: A Discourse in answer to the Jews; 35. Pseudo-Augustine: A Treatise in answer to Five Heresies; 36. Pseudo-Augustine: Against the Jews, the Heathen, and the Arians: a Discourse on the Creed; 37. Pseudo-Augustine: Concerning the Dispute between the Church and the Synagoge - a Dialogue; 38. The Discussion of St Silvester with the Jews at Rome, in the presence of Constantine and the Empress Helena; 39. Agobard: Letters; 40. Amulo, Archbishop of Lyons, AD 841-52: The Letter of Amulo, or a Treatise against the Jews, addressed to King Charles. Rabanus Maurus, Archbishop of Mainz; 41. Peter Damiani.; 42. Gilbert Crispin, Abbot of Westminster: A Discussion of a Jew with a Christian concerning the Christian Faith; 43. Pseudo-Gilbert Crispin: A Discussion between the Church and the Synagogue; 44. Peter the Venerable, ninth Abbot of Cluny: A Treatise against the chronic obstinacy of the Jews; 45. An Anonymous Treatise against the Jews; 46. Peter of Blois: Against the unbelief of the Jews; 47. Nicolas de Lyra: Two Treatises; Epilogue; Indices.
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